Westward expanssion

by Paul Romano

"54'40 or fight"

James k. Polk said this saying because he wanted to expand the United states to the 54 40 degree line in Canada at the time. Both the U.S and great britian claimed the territory but the U.S wanted it them selves.


When they got to California everything changed because they found gold! it first started out as something small but then. But then it started to grow larger and larger in population. People coming from around the world to get a taste of this gold. One of the reasons why cali has one of the biggest populations today

Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson

How it all started


Andrew jackson and thomas jefferson were one of the main reasons west ward expantion happenend. Thomas sent lewis and clark. And andrew just marched his armys. the only reason why he did was because of the spanish.