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Westward Expansion

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Eliseo Acosta

on 17 April 2014

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Transcript of Westward Expansion

In 1845, the United States of America annexed the Republic of Texas and admitted it to the Union as the 28th state.
The Texas Independence from the Republic of Mexico was one of the biggest independence of a state.
Texas Independence and Annexation
It started by the British interfering with the U.S.A. trade with France. French banned trade with Britian, Britian banned trade wit France and the U.S. Then the U.S. banned trade with them but soon after reopened trade and then British interfered so there was war between them.
The U.S. had troop with little to no experience and the British had one of the strongest and fastest troops at that time. The U.S. were out numbered but they didn't give up so they were fighting for their freedom from the British because at that time British control U.S. so U.S. wanted there freedom and they got it.
Mexican American War & Land Cession
The California Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Colombia, California.
Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark (Pike) Expedition
The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 km2) of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana.
Oregon Territory & Trails
Native American Relations & Indian Removal Policy
Westward expansion had a generally negative effect on Native Americans. Three effects of westward expansion were: 1. Native Americans were forced to live on preservation's. 2. The buffalo, an important resource, experienced rapid population decline. 3. Military conflict between whites and Native Americans resulted in many deaths. So the native americans were forced to move west of Mississippi.
War of 1812 & U.S. Foreign Policy (Monroe Doctrine)
Gold Rush & California Statehood
Expansion of Slavery - Compromise of 1820, 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act
Roads, Canals & Railroads (Transportation)
Immigration, Settlement, Life in the West (Homestead Act
On New Years day 1863 there was a act called the Homestead Act. It was signed by Abraham Linclon on May 21, 1863. The act was so that people could gain land. People migrated to the U.S. so that they can have a better life and with freedom.
The Gadsden Purchase in Mexico is a 29,670-square-mile region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico that was purchased by the United States in a treaty signed by James Gadsden, the American ambassador to Mexico at the time, on December 30, 1853.
Spanish cession
American Industrial Revolution – Lowell Mills, Eli Whitney, Fulton, Morse, Deere
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, improved efficiency of water power, the increasing use of steam power and the development of machine tools.
The Oregon Trail is a 2,200-mile (3,500 km) historic east-west large wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.
The Mexican American War, also known as the Mexican War, the U.S. Mexican War, the Invasion of Mexico, the U.S. Intervention, or the United States War Against Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States and the Centralist Republic of Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
During the Industrial Revolution, a network of roads, canals and railroads were established. It was necessary that America have good inland roads that could be used for travel and shipment of goods from a seaport.
In March 3,1820 the first major legislature compromise passed in slavery issue then Henry clay introduced the compromise of 1850 in September.In 1854,Stephen Douglas divide Missouri into 2 territories; Kansas and Nebraska.
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