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Transcript of Manifest Destiny
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The United States wanted to buy the New Orleans port, for 2 million, so that they could control travel through part of the Mississippi. After confronting Napoleon Bonaparte, the general of the french army, he offered to sell all of Louisiana to America for 15 million dollars (3 cents an acre), he was in the middle of the war and needed money so he gave up the land because he was in debt. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the country and took no bloodshed but only the stroke of a quill.
In the treaty of Guadalupe Hildago, Mexico gave up claims to Texas and agreed to the Rio Grande as the border between Texas and Mexico. Furthermore, the Mexican Cession, Mexico gave away it's provinces of California and New Mexico to the United States. In return the U.S. gave Mexico 15 million dollars.
Christopher Rainwater, V Jay Tiberke, John Gonzales, and Triston Hill
The Northwest Ordinance helped American Territories become states, every new state had the same power as the existing states, and took away slavery from the new states.
Facts: The original population of the territory was 5,000 white men and they could create a government to further help them to become a state. The territories were legally a U.S. state when their overall population was 60,000. Lastly, they could choose their own representatives for their territorial government.
Oregon Trail/Sante Fe trail
California Gold Rush
The Mexican-American war is also known as the Mexican war. It occurred in 1846 to 1848 and was the war between the United States and Mexico. American forces invaded parts of Northeastern Mexico and Northwest Mexico. The Pacific squadron conducted a blockade three of these squadrons took control, and another American squadron captured Mexico city. The war ended in victory because of this critical move. The U.S. had another great victory added to it's legacy.
The Gadsden purchase was purchased by the United States in 1853 and was originally intended to build a railroad. It is 29,670 square miles and contains parts of Arizona and Southern New Mexico.
The purchase tried to resolve extreme border disputes between the U.S. and Mexico.The Purchase of Gadsden was the last big purchase in extending the United States.
The Mormon pioneer movement began in 1846 when the beginning of their persecution occurred. A guy named Young decided to abandon Nauvoo, Illinois and start a new church for the Mormons in the Great Basin. Young had many followers that crossed Iowa and were sent to establish settlements along the way. It lasted from 1846 to 1868 and finished in Salt lake valley. This trail was used for more than 20 years and became the Mormons religious trail.
The Oregon trail went from the Missouri river to the valleys of Oregon. The trail was 2,000 miles long, very dangerous, and spanned through what are now the eastern states of Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming and the western states of Idaho and Oregon. The Oregon trail was used by about 400,000 farmers, ranchers, miners, settlers, and families.
Many fur trappers in North America moved west because there were many rich furs to trade to the indigenous and European people. They claimed to capture animals without cruelty when animal rights people opposed the fur trade. This is how America found its way over the mountains. The fur trade was an economic reason to move west and many people did so for money. The fur trappers are a big reason North America expanded the way it has.
The Sante Fe Trail: William Beckwell was the first American trader to reach the Sante Fe trail. William B. arrived in 1821 with a pack of mules loaded with goods. Beckwell's route is what came to be known as the Sante Fe Trail. Because the trail was mostly flat, in his later trips Beckwell used wagons to carry his merchandise. Other traders later began to follow Beckwell and the Santa Fe Trail became one of the busiest trails in North America. The trail remained in use until the arrival of the railroad in 1880.
Discovered by James Marshall on January 24, 1848. People from all over the world went to California looking for gold in 1849.Those who arrived there were called "Forty Niners". Mining camps were populated by men of all race. Many men spent their time drinking, gambling, and fighting. Mining towns had no police or prisons, so lawbreakers posed a real threat to business owners and miners. The California Gold Rush populated the state and influenced people to move west for a chance to get rich. California is now the largest state population wise because of this.
The Territory of Oregon was an organized territory that existed from 1848 to 1859, when the southwestern portion of the territory was added to the United States as the State of Oregon. Originally founded by a couple Nations, the region was split between the U.S. and Great Britain. When established, the territory included an area that had the current states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, as well as parts of Wyoming and Montana.