|Motives for Exploration Guided Notes
Pioneers moved into new territories both before and after they were acquired by the U.S. government.
Their settlements helped initiate and _________________________ American claims to these lands that were also claimed by other nations and Native Americans.
How did the Americans justify their westward expansion?
What is Manifest Destiny?
The idea that is a God given right to ____________and claim lands from coast to coast
What were the motives for the pioneers’ exploration and movement to the West?
Economic Opportunities in Trade
Availability of Inexpensive Rich Farmland
A Religious Group that _______________ in the West
In order to escape religious persecution in the United States, the Mormons moved westward and settled present-day Utah (then in the Mexican territory).
What were the results of the pioneers’ exploration and movement to the West?
Advancement in Towns and Cities
The push for westward expansion caused a tremendous ______________________ advancement in the towns and cities that were being established along the trails leading west.
The California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush brought many new ______________________ to the West who were looking to get rich _________________. These miners and others who traveled with them needed food and supplies so merchants followed the _________________.