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Westward Expansion

westward expansion during the 1800s, the movement of settlers and immigrants from the eastern United States to the Midwest and West
treaty a written agreement between two or more nations
ratify to approve formally
territory a part of the United States that is not within a state but is organized with its own governing leaders
annuity an annual payment of food and money that the U.S government paid to American Indians in return for their land
reservation land set aside, or reserved, by the U.S. government for use by an American Indian group
Louisiana Purchase 828,00 acres of land purchased by the United States in 1803
President of the U.S. during the purchase of the Louisiana Territory Thomas Jefferson
How did the Louisiana Purchase change the size of the United States? doubled the size
When was the Louisiana Purchase approved? April 30th, 1803
How much money was exchanged in the Louisiana Purchase? $15 million
What country owned the Louisiana Territory just before the Louisiana Purchase was signed? France
Where was the Louisiana Territory located? East of the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
Why was it named the Louisiana Territory? Named after the French king, Louis XIV
Why was the Louisiana Territory such valuable land? It included the Mississippi River and ports for shipping
Who was the Emperor of France during the purchase of the Louisiana Territory? Napoleon Bonaparte
Why was France willing to sell such valuable land? France was at war with Great Britain and needed money to pay for the war
How much did the U.S. pay per acre for the Louisiana Territory? 4 cents an acre
How much did Thomas Jefferson offer to pay France the first time for the Louisiana Territory? $2 million
Who were the explorers that lead an expedition through the Louisiana Territory? Lewis and Clark
Who was the Native American women that acted as an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark during their expedition? Sacagawea
U.S. army officer who traveled with 20 soldiers up the Mississippi River to acquire land on which to build a fort. Zebulon Pike
Bdote The name the Dakota used to describe where the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers meet.
The two Native Americans who signed a document granting the United States two pieces of land near the Mississippi River. Little Crow III and He Sees Standing Up
How much the Dakota received for the two pieces of land in the 1805 treaty? $2,000.00
The name of the fort built on the land claimed by Zebulon Pike. Fort Snelling
What was Fort Snelling? A military base
Why was Fort Snelling important? It was where soldiers would enforce U.S. laws related to the fur trade.
How would Fort Snelling help the area? Fort Snelling would help protect the U.S. fur trade from the British and would keep peace between the Dakota and Ojibwe.
How long did it take to build Fort Snelling? 5 years
Where was Fort Snelling built? On the bluffs where the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers meet
Who was Lawrence Taliaferro? Indain agent who managed the U.S. government's relations with the Dakota and Ojibwe, and resolved disputes between American Indians and fur traders
Who was Henry Sibley? Head of the American Fur Company operations and a successful business man.
westward expansion manifest destiny
treaty agreement
ratify approve
territory area
annuity payment or profit
reservation land
debt bill
assimilation adopt
What happened on the first day of the negotiations of the Traverse Des Sioux Treaty? U.S. officials told the Dakota the president knew they were poor and hungry and they should sign a treaty to get money. The Dakota didn't speak because not all of their people were there.
What happened on the last day the negotiations of the Traverse Des Sioux Treaty? The Dakota agreed to sign the treaty and were forced to sign a third document that said they were to give the money they got from the treaty back to the fur traders to pay off the debt they owed for the fur trade.
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