describe how the various geographical sections that make up the ″48 states″ today were acquired by the United States, beginning with the territory granted by the British in the Treaty of Paris of 1783. For this assignment, do not include treaties between the U.S. Government and Native American tribes. Briefly describe the wars, treaties, and purchases that grew the U.S. to its present geographical size (not including Alaska and Hawaii). In our Understanding the American Promise textbook (3rd edition) there is a helpful map on page 334 that will show you each of these territorial expansions. A second part of the questions is this: What was ″Manifest Destiny″ and how did this idea influence the territorial growth of the United States?