Westward Expantion

By: Emilee Jordan/ March 21, 2016/ Hour: 4

Manifest Destiny Painting

What this painting means is that Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. This attitude helped fuel western settlement, Native American removal and war with Mexico.

Picture Timeline

1849 Gold Rush starts

The California Gold Rush was a point in American the old days which had begun on January 24, 1848, when gold had been found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.
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1853 Gadsden purchase

The Gadsden Purchase was an arrangement among the United States and Mexico, sewn up in 1854, in which the United States settled to pay Mexico $10 million for a 29,670 square mile part of Mexico that later became part of Arizona and New Mexico.
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Trails West Map

Mormon Trail- religion.

Santa Fe Trail- trade.

Oregon Trail- to settle.

California Trail- to get gold from California and find land.

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Texas Revolution

1. Growing crops, to increase province's population,

2. All of the defenders died.

3. The battle lasted 18 minutes

Mexican-American War

1. Mexico claimed Nueces River as its northeastern border.

2. All along the Bear Flag Revolt, from June to July 1846, a small set of American guests in California rebelled against the Mexican government and announced California a self-governing republic.

3. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848. between the United States and Mexico that ended the Mexican-American War.

4. The Gadsden Purchase is the 25% of the United States that was purchased in a treaty signed on December 30, in the 1850's.

Gold Rush performance writing

Dear Home,

Its different writing to home. My life is different in the mines as it was when i was with you. It's hard being a 49'er. Working in the mines and trying to get money for food. We all know to be loyal and to not steal the food. We all have our own tents. I have my work clothing, my boots, my hat, my t-shirt, a blanket, a pillow, and pots and pans if we get lucky and find food. I'll talk to you soon.


Your 49'er