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Santa Fe` trail

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CJ Gagnon

on 9 May 2017

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Transcript of Santa Fe` trail

Santa Fe` Trail
Trade Route
Brought to US
Silver
Blankets
Beaver Pelts
Wool
Mexican Silver Coins
Given to Mexico
Cloth
Glass
Books
Hardware (tools)
Trail Beginnings
Started in Franklin, Missouri in 1821
William Becknell
Franklin, Missouri financially poor
Need to sell goods
Trail Facts
780 miles long
2 branches
Mountain Branch
Cimarron Cutoff
Trail starts Franklin, Missouri
Trail ends Santa Fe`, New Mexico
Purpose
Transportation route
International trade and commerce route
Invasion and supply route for Mexican-American War
Route for cultural exchange
Military Route
Used by US to invade Mexico
"Army of the West" led down the trail into New Mexico
Transported supplies (Food, Guns and Ammunition)
Military posts created in New Mexico
Manifest Destiny
The Santa Fe` Trail went through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado (Mountain Branch), Oklahoma (Cimarron Cutoff), New Mexico
Mexican-American War
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California, Colorado
Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wyoming
US-Mexican boarder the Rio Grande
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