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Growth and Expansion of America

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Consuelo Frausto

on 24 June 2014

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Transcript of Growth and Expansion of America

Growth and Expansion of America
1800's -1900's

Learning Goal:
Transportation was much slower in the 1800's, 1900's than it is today
The United States Expanded Rapidly in the 1800's
Map of US in the 1800's
Map of the US Today
The action of becoming larger.

What are the different ways people travel today?
The United States expanded rapidly during the 1800's to to the acquisition of land.
13 states
50 states
Year land was acquired
An object bought or obtained
The US acquired land by making treaties or land deals, or through war.
How do you think travel was different in the US 150 years ago?
How would traveling like people did in the 1800's affect your daily life?
The US has changed a lot since the country was founded in 1776
from 13 states to 50
from 360,000 square miles to over 3.7 million square miles
from 4million people to over 300 million people

crossing a continent
A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.
The transcontinental railroad allowed people to travel from the east coast to the west coast.
Pioneers traveled westward to California in search of gold.
Why do you think there was a push for the development of a transcontinental railroad?

How do you think the development of railroads across America related to the growth of the United States?
Take or carry (people or goods) from one place to another by means of a vehicle, aircraft,train or ship.
Westward Expansion
The action of becoming larger or more extensive
By acquiring new land the US was able to expand its borders.
Manifest Destiny
Man·i·fest Des·ti·ny
the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.
James K. Polk
11th US president
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