manifest destinyamericans thought that their culture and gov was above all. they also thought it was their destiny to spread everywhere! so they decided to expand westward.
this is now U.S.A grounds
Oregon trailtravlers used this trail and it took sevral months to get from point A to point B. travlers often suffered from desease, death, and rough weather conditions. many even starved.
lets go get that gold!!!
mountian menmountian men were fur trappers who live off the land and explore oregon. they established trails and lead settlers across mountians.
salt lake city will be built here!!!
mexican american wartexas upset mexico who still wanted the territory. so they fought in a war that lasted a little under 2 years to gain more land in the west.in the end america expanded west and gained new mexico, cali, and arizona!
california gold rushgold was found in California which made people want to go there and make a fortune.how many people decided to settle there and help it become an official state!
mormons in utahmormons experience a lot of persecution for their beliefs while living in the east.many Mormon women men and Children built a settlement that attracted the Americans west.