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Land Acquisitions

A review of the 5 land acquisitions of Westward Expansion

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Which land acquisition? This area used to be a part of Mexico until they won their independence and then became a state nine years later. Annexation of Texas
Which land acquisition? America gained states in the southwest and access to Pacific ports. Mexican Cession
Which land acquisition? The size of the U.S. doubled when this land was purchased. Louisiana Purchase
Which land acquisition? America bought land from Spain and then fought the Seminole there. Florida Purchase
Which land acquisition? Britain and America agreed that the disputed land would belong to America. Oregon Treaty
In the Oregon Treaty, the northern boundary of the United States was set at the _________________. 49th parallel
The U.S. gained control of Oregon by a peaceful treaty with ______________. Britain
The United States purchased Louisiana from ___________. France
Florida was purchased from the ______________. Spanish
Americans moved to ________________ to grow cotton on plantations Texas
The Mexican Cession gave the U.S. access to ________ ________ and the _________ fields of California. Pacific ports & gold
The Florida purchase set a clear boundary between the Louisiana Purchase land and New Spain
Put all 5 land acquisitions in chronological order. Louisiana Purchase, Florida Purchase, Texas Annexation, Oregon Treaty, Mexican Cession
Created by: lheppeard