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Westward Expansion

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Who previously owned the 13 colonies? Great Britain
Who previously owned the Ohio river valley and Great lakes region? France
Who previously owned the Florida Territory? Spain
Who previously owned the Louisiana Territory? France
Who previously owned the Red River Basin? It was disputed between America and Great Britain
Who previously owned the Oregon Territory? Shared between America and Great Britain
Who previously owned the Mexican Cession Territory? Mexico
Who previously owned the Gadsden Territory? Disputed between America and Mexico
Who previously owned the Texas Territory? Mexico
How did we get the 13 colonies? After fighting the American Revolution the Treaty of Paris 1773 Officially gained us the territory.
How did we get the Ohio River Valley and Great Lakes Region? The Colonists helped Britain win the French and Indian war then the Treaty of Paris gave us the land.
How did we get the Florida Territory? Andrew Jackson invaded the territory and America said they were "sorry" by giving up all Claims from Texas and gave the country $5,000,000 in exchange for the territory.
How did we get the Louisiana Territory? We bought the land for 15,000,000 dollars.
How did we get the Red River Basin? The convention of 1818 put the border at 49 degrees latitude
How did we get the Oregon Territory? They decided to expand the 49 degree latitude marker to this territory.
How did we get the Mexican Cession Territory? We won the Mexican-American war and bought 1/2 of Mexico's land for $15,000,000
How did we get the Gadsden Territory? We bought the land for 10,000,000 dollars
How did we get the Texas Territory? The texans revolted against the Mexican people and won but waited 9 years to join the US
Created by: 19hermanj