He was an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. Manifest Destiny Was the widely held belief that American settlers were destined to expand across the continent. James K. Polk Was the 1 lth President of the United States Webster-Ashburton Treaty Was a treaty resolving several border issues between the United States and the British North American colonies. Spot Resolutions
Were offered in the United States House of Representatives on 22 December 1847 by Abraham Lincoln, Whig representative from Illinois The Tariff of 1842 Was a protectionist tariff schedule adopted in the United States to reverse the effects of the Compromise Tariff of 1833. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo The peace treaty signed in Guadalupe Hidalgo between the U. S. and Mexico that ended the Mexican-American War. Wilmot Proviso One of the major events leading to the American Civil War, would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future.