Westward Expansion

Chapter 14 Presentation, Videos and links

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Manifest Destiny:

19th century period (1800's) of American expansion, idea that the United States was destined by God to stretch from coast to coast. This attitude helped fuel western settlement, Native American removal and war with Mexico.

GADSDEN PURCHASE 1853

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. Gadsden’s Purchase provided the land necessary for a southern transcontinental railroad and attempted to resolve conflicts that lingered after the Mexican-American War.

Chapter 14 Vocabulary

Joint occupation

Mountain man

Emigrant

Prairie schooner

Manifest Destiny

Tejano

Annex

Decree

Barricade

Rancho

ranchero

49ers

Boom town

Vigilante

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Foldable Presentation

Manifest Destiny Explained in 5 Minutes: US History Review
Manifest Destiny ("Fancy" Parody) - @MrBettsClass
The Revenant | Official Teaser Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX
Jeremiah Johnson - Trailer