Westward Expansion

Jeslyn Alexander

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny is a term that represents the 19th century period of American expansion. The painting relates to westward expansion because the angel is leading all of the people west.

Why did settlers move to Texas?

Settlers moved to Texas because Texas provided the settlers with great land for agriculture.

Battle of the Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo was a battle between General Santa Anna(Mexico) and Colonel William Travis(Texas). Texans held out for two weeks but they were eventually overpowered by Mexico

Battle of San Jacinto

The Battle of San Jocinto was a battle between Sam Houston(Texas) and Santa Anna(Mexico). Santa Anna's army finally surrendered at a camp and was quickly defeated by Sam Houston's army.
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Mexican American War

Causes- the US declined to incorporate Mexico into the US union because of the northern political interests were against the idea of a new slave state.


Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo- The treaty is a treaty of peace that between the United States and the Mexican Republic. The treaty was signed on February 2, 1848.


Bear Flag Revolt- In June and July of 1846 a group of American settlers in California rebelled against the Mexican government and proclaimed California an independent republic.


Gadsden Purchase- The Gadsden purchase was an agreement between the US and Mexico. The US agreed to pay Mexico 10 million dollars for 29,670 square miles of land which is now known as Arizona and New Mexico.

Steamboat captain

Hello my name is Neal and I am a steamboat captain transporting people to California for the gold rush. Many people have told me that the reason that they are traveling to San Francisco is because they want to become rich and be able to afford the luxuries that people couldn't afford back home. Tons of men are going alone to be able to mine and bring back gold for their families. I wish the best of luck to them.