Westward Expansion

Manifest Destiny Painting

Divine authority to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. In the painting there are farmers, wagons, horses, and settlers are moving west to settle for land. The woman in the painting is supposed to be bringing "light" to the west. Many people traveled west with families to start a new life west.
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Picture Timeline

Trails Map West

There were 4 overland trails to California but each trail had different purposes. The Santa Fe trail was so people could trade with other people in California. The Oregon Trail was used so settlers could settle on unsettled land. The California Trail was so people could get to California and get gold because the gold rush. The Mormon Trail was used for settlers religions and settlement.
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Texas Revolution

Settlers moved to Texas to increase the population and to use all the empty land.

The Battle of the Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo was a the first battle between Santa Anna's army and the Texans. It was fought at a church that the Texans used to hide out against the Mexican Army. The Texans were able to hold off the Mexican Army for awhile but the size of the Army was too much for the Texans. Every Texan was killed in the Battle of the Alamo.
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The Battle of San Jacinto


    The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, was the decisive battle of the Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston , the Texan Army engaged and defeated General Santa Anna's Mexican army in a fight and Texas gained their independence from Mexico.





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Perfomance Writing

I'm on a steamboat taking people to San Francisco to the gold rush. Many people have different reasons for going west for gold. Some are going for religious reasons and to get away from people not accepting their religion. Others are going to settle land and settle for at least 5 years. Lastly people are going for gold and make a fortune from the gold they mine in California.