adventurous men who hiked through forests, trapping animals, and living off the land.Mountain men explore the west + lead settlers across mountain trails to Oregon Established forts and trails
Henry I have decided that you are being jailed for refusing to pay taxes
-Dawn- wake up to a bugle, girls help prepare food, boys harness horses and oxenTrade with Native Americans50,000 Americans reach Oregon, 1840-1860
Mormons in Utah
We are now living in the new state Utah!!
idea that the United States is destined by God to expand its territory and spread its democracy across North America.-Americans believed their nation and government was the best in the world- saw it as their duty to spread their democratic government and culture
California Gold Rush
I found gold!!
President Polk orders Zachary Taylor to set up posts in the disputed land between Rio Grande and US border Henry David Thoreau jailed for refusing to pay taxes to support the war
Mormons- members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SaintsUtah becomes state in 1896
John Sutter discovers gold on his land in Northern California, 1848 -Forty-niners- the more than 80,000 people who travelled to California in 1849Mining Gold