Unit 6 Project

By Triston Turner

Letter Home

Dear home in Missouri,

Life in the Mining camps have been very hard living and i only find about 10$ a day in gold. Thousands of people have been dying from mining, and diseases. or even from accidents from the river. My food has been not as good back home because we don't have time to build a home so we live in a tent and cook over a open fire. I barely survive the harsh winter with heavy rain and snow and it was horrible to be mining in. But meeting new people and them having wifes they have helped me soe my clothes back together or even buy me new ones.

From: a troubled miner

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. Gadsden Purchase was the
agreement between Mexico and United States for Mexico to get 10
million dollars and United States got the rest of Arizona and the
rest of Texas.

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny was a mission to spread
the continent to the pacific ocean. 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
wanted more space, and some wanted riches.

Trails west

!rst trial was the California trail was used to get to California for the
gold during the Gold Rush.

2nd trial was the Santa Fe trail was used for trading

with other people.

3rd trial was the Oregon trail was used to get to California for

gold in Northern California, it was also used for settlement.

4th trial was the Mormon trail was used for religious purposes, and religious practices,

and it was used for land.

The Texas Revolution

Settlers moved to Texas after mexico gained Independence from Spain in 1821 and the empresarios or know 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 and they were quickly defeated quickly by houston. after the battle San Ann was captured and forced to sing a treaty gaining texas for independence.