Westward Expantion

Manifest Destiny Painting

The definition of Manifest Destiny is the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable. On the left side of the painting it shows the native americans being pushed away from their land. Also on the left it shows settlers taking their spots. Behind the Angle in the painting is American innovation.
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Trails west map

  • Sante Fe = Commercial Highway connecting Sante Fe to missouri.
  • Oregon = The Oregon Trail was traveled by many families searching for a better life.
  • California = A lot of people traveled this trail to try to get wealthy.(Gold Rush)
  • Mormon =Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled this trail.

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Texas Revolution


2. A battle between Santa anna's army and a low number of defenders.

3.General Sam Houston and his army defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican army. (only lasted 18 mins!)

Mexican-American War

1.Mexico claimed the Nueces River as its northeastern border, while the U.S. claimed the Rio Grande River

2. American settlers in california rebelled against the mexican government trying to make california an independent state.

3.A purchase that increased the US by 25%.

4.The US paid Mexico $10 million for a 29,670 square mile portion of Mexico.

Gold Rush performance writing

I am Levi Strauss and I just opened a Dry Goods store in San Francisco. There are just tons of people just flooding in from different states. A young couple came in today, they were telling me about their hopes and dreams of becoming wealthy and how they were going to raise a family and get a huge house. I better get used to it because i am going to get a lot more neighbors.