manifest destiny

  1. What if US Congress listened to John Wesley Powell?

    What if the US Congress listened to John Wesley Powell? Powell was a massive "mountain of a man", the founder of the United States Geological Survey, lost his arm in the civil war but lived on as a famous explorer, adverturer, and scientist. He was hired by the US Congress in the late 1800's to...
  2. Crazymachines

    Peccavi: A History of The United States
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: Things Fall Apart

    Peccavi: A History of The United States Chapter One: Things fall apart "GOOD LORD, WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THERE!?" -Thomas Jefferson, upon seeing a fistfight break out among delegates of the US Constitutional Convention 1787: The Federalists, Led by Alexander Hamilton, lead the call for a...
  3. WI: The Federalists become dominant in the early US?

    Hi everyone, I've been thinking recently about the first party system in the United States. The big government and industrial Federalist Party of Alexander Hamilton faced off against the small government and agrarian Republican or Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson. In our...
  4. Ranger Ridiculous

    Homework from another world

    While working on a test for my students, I had a loose idea for a fun way to tell a story, this is the end result of that stray idea. Enjoy the test my students might have taken in another world. I shall make no claims of plausibility and mainly chose ideas that seemed fun. If people think this...
  5. Viva California! - The Concise History of the Republic of California
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    I - PROLOGUE A moment ago we had a decision to make José. We could negotiate with the Tyrant, or ensure the flag of independence flew forever. It seems the decision has been made for us. Now there's nothing left to do but fight. Viva California! - "President" Juan Bautista Alvarado after being...
  6. No Napoleon:Manifest destiny fails?

    If Napoleon was never born would US never succeed in manifest destiny? with no Louisiana purchase and peninsular war and resulting instability could spain populate Louisiana, Oregon and OTL American southwest With Catholics in order to counter US settlers before inevitably being removed from...
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  8. TheHedgehog

    The American System: A Henry Clay TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    "I would rather be right than be President" -Henry Clay "Am I not a man and a brother?" -Anti-slavery slogan Henry Clay is one of the greatest what-ifs of American history. A man who had such a massive impact on the United States never rose to be its leader, despite his many attempts. But what...
  9. AltoRegnant

    Could Polk Have Won A Second Term?

    James K Polk is probably the epitome of 'bad person [by modern standards] but good for the country,' with his haggling over the PNW for Britain, and his conquest of texas and the southwest via the Texan squatters and war with Mexico. However, at the same time, he enabled the massacre of...
  10. WI: Texas Rebellion against Mexico soundly defeated, alternate path for Texas- and more

    This is a WI but it is also about an idea for a TL that I had, that I wanted to work out some of the more obvious butterflies as a result of it. The basic idea is this: in OTL, Texas was the destination for considerable amounts of immigrants from Central Europe, as early as 1840. In any TL...
  11. Murica1776

    Let The Eagle Scream Version 2: Star-Spangled-Boogaloo
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Trial of the Century and A (Somewhat) Radical Reconstruction

    Chapter 1: The Trial of the Century and A (Somewhat) Radical Reconstruction Andrew Johnson, the first POTUS to be impeached May 16th, 1868 Capitol Hill is caught in a frenzy of activity and excitement. Reporters from every paper in the country jostle for position, and mob incoming Senators...
  12. Napoleon53

    "What Madness Is This?" Volume II: Prophecies in the Dark
    Threadmarks: AN INTRODUCTION

    I want to thank the countless readers and commenters that have fueled my imagination in the original 2013-14 WMIT and the Redux that was written from September, 2018, to present day. Without these posters, none of this would have been possible or close to as much fun. I especially wish to thank...
  13. Napoleon53

    "What Madness Is This?" Vol. II: The Pinnacle Future

    "What Madness Is This?" Vol. II: THE PINNACLE FUTURE I want to thank the countless readers and commenters that have fueled my imagination in the original 2013-14 WMIT and the Redux that was written from September, 2018, to present day. Without these posters, none of this would have been...
  14. Jefferson's Anti-Slavery Crisis: Alternate History of the U.S.
    Threadmarks: Chapter 0: Introduction, Who, What, Why

    I was always fascinated by the American Dream, and how it does not always translate to the American Reality. So I asked the question, "What if Georgia and Carolinas did not participate in the American Revolution (walked out of the Declaration of Independence convention) due to Thomas Jefferson's...
  15. AltoRegnant

    WI: America Fails To Get The West Coast?

    Let's face it- OTL has been a bit of a US wank since the louisiana purchase. The continental US has everything the european powers scrambled Africa to get, and a cleaner way to china. The mississippi basin alone probably would've made us a world power off sheer agriculture, but still we trecked...
  16. WI: The 1782 French proposal for the Treaty of Paris is accepted

    For the purposes of this scenario, let's suppose that the United States is in a troublesome position at this point in the American Revolutionary War (how it comes to be in this position is up to discussion). The Thirteen Colonies are under such stress that they are willing to accept any treaty...
  17. Kaiser of Brazil

    Empire of Freedom: The History of the American Empire
    Threadmarks: I: THE WINTER DREAM

    EMPIRE OF FREEDOM HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE I: THE WINTER DREAM "The Christmas Eve of 1777 was one of the most important nights of American history, for it was on that frozen night in Valley Forge that an soldier and an angel changed the fate of America, forever." -Alexander Gerald...
  18. WI: Mormons stay in Nebraska?

    In our world the Mormons camped out in Nebraska over winter but left and continued on to Utah. What if they stayed? Would Mormon numbers be greater in a more fruitful land? Would they conflict with Gentiles? Would they pick a side in the Civil War?
  19. yoted17

    ...and Tyler, Too!: What if John Tyler WON the 1844 Election?
    Threadmarks: 1 - The Election of 1844

    (Note: the following is an exploration of how John Tyler could have won the election of 1844, and some of the results of what might have happened afterwards, it is not wholly realistic, and is in fact inspired by a game of President Infinity that I played as Tyler and managed to just barely win...
  20. AltoRegnant

    Napoleon Doesn't Rise- Effects on Spain?

    Otl, to say spain was hit hard by everyone's favorite corsican minor noble (unless you yourself are a corsican minor noble, which is a tad unlikely) is an understatement. They lost their empire, whatever industry they had, their people, and indeed, Franco's rise and their whole history of...