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Holzshu West

Manifest Destiny and Territorial Expansion

Florida Was received from Spain by a treaty.
Louisiana Purchase Was sold to the US by France.
Oregon Territory Was received from England by a treaty.
Louisiana Purchase Jefferson bought land from France (the Louisiana Purchase).
Jefferson made the US how much bigger? doubled the size of the United States.
In the Lewis and Clark expedition explored the Louisiana Purchase.
Lewis and Clark went from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
Florida Spain gave this to the United States through a treaty.
Texas was added after it became an independent republic.
The Oregon Territory was divided by the United States and Great Britain.
California and the southwest territory War with Mexico resulted in this becoming part of the United States.
Geographic and economic factors that influenced westward movement
Population growth in the eastern states
Availability of what kind of land? cheap, fertile land Fertile = Able to be farmed
gold Reason to go to California
Cheaper and faster transportation, e.g., rivers and canals (Erie Canal), steamboats
Knowledge of overland trails (Oregon and Santa Fe)
Belief in the right of “Manifest Destiny” The idea that expansion was for the good of the country and was the right of the country.
The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney.
Whitney's Cotton Gin increased the production of cotton and thus increased the need for slave labor to cultivate and pick the cotton.
Jo Anderson (a slave) and Cyrus McCormick worked to invent the reaper.
The reaper increased the productivity of the American farmer.
The steamboat was improved by Robert Fulton.
Fulton's steamboat provided faster river transportation that connected Southern plantations and farms to Northern industries and Western territories.
The steam locomotive provided faster land transportation.
Most abolitionists demanded immediate freeing of the slaves.
Abolitionists believed that slavery was wrong.
A violation of the principles of democracy Declaration of Independence: “All Men are Created Equal!!!”
Abolitionist leaders included Harriet Tubman, William, Lloyd Garrison & Frederick Douglass
Suffragists declared that “All men and women are created equal.”
Suffragists believed that women were deprived of basic rights.
The Suffragists movement was led by Isabel Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Created by: erichholzshu