Westward Expansion
Updated: 5/11/2020
Westward Expansion
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  • Follow me
  • Welcome!!
  • Brrr..shiver me timbers!
  • were almost at the mountain!!
  • This is our destiny!
  • Mountain Men in Oregon CountryMountain men explored the Oregon territory. They were also fur trappers. By establishing forts and leading settlers acroos the mountain trials to Oregon they contributed to American Westward Expansions.
  • The Oregon TrailThe Oregon trail was a 200 mile route west to Oregon Country. Pioneers had to make the journey in 5 months to beat the mountain snow. They traveled 15 miles a day.
  • This is salt lake city!
  • Manifest DestinyAmericans spread across North America believing it was their destiny given by god. They were inspired by the idea of the Manifest Destiny into the westward expansion.
  • Theres gold in there!
  • Mexican-American War Americans had to be a loyal Mexican citizens, had to worship in a Roman Catholic Church. They didnt learn Spanish. American Texans wanted independence from Mexico.
  • Mormons in UtahMormons believed property should be owned in common, they allowed men to marry multiple. Many that were angry at to Mormons prosecution forced Mormons west. Because of this they decided to seek refuge in a new settlement .
  • California Gold RushWhile this gold rush happened only a few got rich many died. John Sutter discovered the gold on his land.
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