Areas that were acquired to form the United States—where, how, and when! Map#2
Major chronological events of Westward Expansion. Timeline of Westward Expansion.
Places and regions of importance in the United States during the 19th century (1800s)
How physical characteristics of the environment influenced population distribution, settlement patterns and economic activities in the United States during the 19th century (1800s) MAP#1
BARRIERS? Physical Features? How did these features affect expansion and settlement?
WHERE DID MOST OF GROWTH TAKE PLACE DURING THE 1800’S.
OREGON TRAIL: earliest route West…based on Lewis and Clark’s expedition
SANTA FE TRAIL: new trade route to new Mexican markets in the southwest—
Mexico threw out the Welcome mat! Come! Spend American $ here!
MORMON TRAIL: Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and the path to religious
freedom for the Mormons!
All trails were dangerous—mountains, rivers, dense wilderness, wild animals!
Contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to our national identity. Asian immigrants to California. Contributed to growth of economy during Gold Rush, contributed to building of the transcontinental railroad!
Examples of American art, music, and literature that reflect society in the era of Westward Expansion. John Gast, American Progress; banjo music, Oh Susanna!