Unit 6 Project.

Alexus Wily

Manifest Destiny Painting

Manifest Destiny is the term for the 19th century period American expansion that the United States was destination to stretch from coast to coast. This helped fuel western settlement.

Texas Independence

The Texas Independence Day is the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. This document was signed by around 60 people.

Gadsden Purchase 1853

The Gadsden Purchase is a 29,640 square mile of present-day southern Arizona. This was purchased by the U.S. in a treaty signed on December 30, 1853.
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Trails west map

The trails west map indicates all of the trails and which way they were going. Santa Fae Trail was a 19th-century transportation route that led through North America. This was pioneered in 1821 by William Becknell, although they wanted to trade. The Oregon Trail is a 2,200 m, historic east-west, large wheeled wagon route that connected to the Missouri River. A large group of settlers began arriving to set west, to settle new land. The California Trail was an emigrant trail of 2,000 m across the western half of North America. They wanted to get to Califonia to get gold. The Mormon Trail is 1,300 m route that led members to The Church of Jesus-Christ Later Day Saints. Members like Smith wondered that trail.

Texas Revolution

The texas settlers decided to move to Texas because Texas provides great land for agriculture. Agriculture is what economy was based on in the early times of Texas.

Battle of the Alamo 1836

The Battle of the Alamo was an event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under president General Antonio.
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Battle of San Jacinto 1836

This was known as the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. It was led by General Sam Housten, the Texian army engaged and defeated the General.
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Elements of the Mexican American War

1. Texas gained Independence from Mexico in 1836.

2. The U.S. declined to incorporate it into the union, against slave state.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo- officially entitled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the U.S. and the Mexican Republic.

Bear Flag Revolt- During this, from June to July 1846, a small group of American settlers in California rebelled against the Mexican government.

Gadsden Purchase- or treaty was an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that was finalized in 1854.

I am Levi Strauss

I am an old guy living in California. I work at a Dry Goods store, where many people come day in and day out gripping about have no money. They want to know how to get rich quick, my only problem is that I can not help them. Many immigrants were coming to me trying to find gold. They tried to tell me they were going to go dig for gold but come to find out they never could find anything.