Unit 6 project
by kaia tupinio
Manifest Destiny was a divine authority to spread the continent to the pacific ocean. All these people were going west for many different reasons. Some were going west for the gold when the gold rush came. Some people were going for settlement, all the new land. People also went because they climate was better there. Some wantd more space, and some wanted riches.
1827 UK & US jointly agree to occupy Oregon
U.S & GreatGreat Britian agreed on splitting the boundary and making it the offical boundry
1845 Texas Annexed
Texas joined the union.
1836 Texas independence
Texas declared independence from Mexico.
1846 U.S. delcare war against mexico
They declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas.
1848 Mexican cession
Lands surrendered to the United States by Mexico at the end of the Mexican War.
1848 California gold is disovered
James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in northern California.
1849 California Gold Ruch starts
As news spread about the gold, thousands of prospective gold miners traveled by sea or over land and surrounded the area.
1853 Gadsen Purchase
Settled the main boundaries of the United States of America.
The California trail was used to get to the gold during the gold rush. The oregon trail was used to get to California and for land. The Santa Fe trail was used for trading with others. The mormon trailwas used for religous purposes and land
Settlers moved to Texas after Mexico gained Independence from Spain in 1821 and the empresarios or also known as agents were hired to bring settlers to Texas. Then the battle of Alamo happened and the Texans held out for 2 weeks, but eventually were all killed including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. The next battle was the battle of San Jacinto and Santa Anna's army was surrounded at their camp. They were quickly defeated quickly by Houston. After the battle Santa Ann was captured and forced to sign a treaty gaining Texas for independence.
Mexican American war
General Zachary Taylor was sent to settle the dispute and offer to buy New Mexico. Then Mexican troops attacked Taylor's troops near the Rio Grande, and Polk declared war. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo increased the United States by 25%. This treaty also ended the war. The Bear Flag Revolt was when the Americans declared Californa independent of Mexico. Gadsen Purchase was the agreement bewtween Mexico and United States for Mexico to get 10 million dollars and tUnited States got the rest of Arizona and the rest of Texas.
I have just opened a Goods Store out in California. I can over look everyting that is going on during the Gold Rush. So far I have noticed that most people are struggling. There are many people that are barely making enough to survive. Some find just a bit of gold and it ins't enough, because then after that they don't find any. Most people come in and give a brief story of why they are here, because there are many reasons you could be here. Most people are just here to "get rich quick".