Classroom Project

Destiny Calivere

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Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny was the authority to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. This cause a spread of democracy and American culture. The painting shows people in wagons settling to the west that is represented by darkness because it's new and unknown. The angel is supposed to represent that this is destiny from god to spread across the continent and spread democracy as well as American culture.

Texas Revolution

  • Settlers moved to Texas because because the Mexican government said they could because they wanted to attract settlers and Americans wanted the land.
  • The Battle of San Jacinto resulted in Santa Anna's army being surrounded at camp and very quickly defeated by Sam Houston.
  • During the Battle of the Alamo that Texas held out for two weeks all were killed including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.

Mexican-American War

  • Two of the main causes of the Mexican-American War was; the tension that was still lingering from the Texas Revolution as well as the fact that when people settled west because of Manifest Destiny they tended to ignore the people that were there before.
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War in favor of the U.S. it added part of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and part of New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • America declared California Independent of Mexico
  • To resolve lingering conflicts after the Mexican-American War the United States agreed to pay Mexico 10 million dollars for what would become some of present day Arizona and New Mexico.
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Trails West

The Oregon Trail crossed the Rocky Mountains . It was taken by people that wanted to settle. It usually took six months.

The Mormon Trek was taken by people that wanted to move as an escape from the persucution that was inflicted upon them for their religion (basically settling.)

The Santa Fe Trail followed an ancienrt trading route used by Native Americans. It was taken by people that seeked trade. It was dangerous but could result in great profits. It took around two months.

The California Trail was taken by people that wanted to find gold. It took usually six months.

Performance Writing

My name is Levi Strauss. I have just opened my dry goods store right here in San Francisco. It's the peak of the gold rush right now. Many people come searching for gold. However, many don't find any. They are constantly searching for gold. They work constantly just to survive. Most come for the gold of course, but many wind of settling here and build a new life. Many that find gold hardly make a profit. It doesn't bother me much because many of them stop by my store if they need any dry goods.