Westward Expantion

Michael Reddick

Manifest Destiny Painting

The Manifest Destiny Painting is showing what was occurring during Westward Expansion. It shows the different people who moved west and the different things they brought with them. It also shows the different ways they traveled and the technology they brought as well.
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Picture Timeline

Trails West Map

The 4 different trails that people used to go west were, The Santa Fe Trail, The Oregon Trail, The California Trail, and The Mormon Trail. The Santa Fe Trail was used for trade and was used by traders. The Oregon Trail was used to go to Oregon by pioneers so they can settle in Oregon for more land. The California Trail was used to go to California by pioneers so they can get gold to become rich. The Mormon Trail was used by the Mormons to move to Utah so they could escape persecution for their religious believes.
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Texas Revolution

Settlers moved to Texas because they wanted to live there to farm.

The Battle of Alamo

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The Battle of San Jacinto

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Mexican-America War

1.) Some causes of the Mexican-American War was that Mexico claimed the Nueces River as its northeastern border, while the U.S. claimed the Rio Grande River. Another cause of the Mexican American War was that Zachery Taylor got attacked by the Mexican Army.

2.) During the Bear Flag Revolt, from June to July 1846, a small group of American settlers in California rebelled against the Mexican government and proclaimed California an independent republic.

3.) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, officially entitled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848, in the Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo.

4.) The Gadsden Purchase, or Treaty, was an agreement between the United States and Mexico, finalized in 1854, in which the United States agreed to pay Mexico $10 million for a 29,670 square mile portion of Mexico that later became part of Arizona and New Mexico.

Gold Rush performance writing

B.) The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) was a period in American history which began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold brought some 300,000 gold-seekers (called "forty-niners", as in "1849") to California. These forty-niners where hoping to become rich from mining and finding gold. They wanted to get rich quick and this seemed the best way to accomplish that.