Westward Expansion

By: Elizabeth Fritch

Manifest Destiney

Manifest destiny originated in the 1840s. This attitude helped fuel western settlement, Native American removal and war with Mexico. It expressed the belief that it was Anglo-Saxon Americans’ providential mission to expand their civilization and institutions across the breadth of North America. American expansion that the united states not only could, but was destined to, expand from coast to coast. This altitude helped fuel western settlement, Native American removal and war with mexico.

Trails west trails

There were 4 main trails to go on when moving to the west. The four trails were the Santa Fe trail, Mormon trail, Oregon trail, California trail. They were all different because each trial was for different reasons. The Santa Fe trail was for trading, Mormon trail was for religion, Oregon trail was to settle in new land, California trail was to go and get gold.
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Texas Revolution

Settlers moved to Texas to be free from Mexico. What happen in the battle of Alamo was on February 23, 1836 Santa Anna's army outside San Antonio by surprise. Texans and Tejeaons prepared to defend the Alamo together. The army defenders held out for 13 days against Santa Anna's army. The actual battle of San Jacinto lasted less than twenty minutes, but it was in the making for six years. They were prohibiting further emigration of Anglo-Americans from the United States to Texas.

Mexican- American War

Marked the first U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil. It pitted a politically divided and militarily unprepared Mexico against the expansionist-minded administration of U.S. The treaty of Guadalupe hidalope ended the Mexican american war it also got the U.S 25% more land. During the Bear Flag Revolt, from June to July 1846, a small group of American settlers in California rebelled against the Mexican government and proclaimed California an independent republic. Gadsden’s Purchase provided the land necessary for a southern transcontinental railroad and attempted to resolve conflicts that lingered after the mexiacn american war

Performance Writing

There is so many people on my boat i couldn't believe it so surprised. There are so many reasons why people are going to California. Some people are going to just get rich and have more mone, some people are going to go settle in new land with there family, some are also going to work and get there new jobs many pay very well and many more reasons. I wonder how much money some has made finding gold.