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Westward Expansion

Louisiana President Jefferson bought this territory from France, doubling the size of the United States.
New Orleans a key port city acquired with the Louisiana Purchase
Thomas Jefferson this president bought land from France
Lewis and Clark these two people explored the Louisiana Purchase and the Oregon Territory from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Florida Spain gave this territory to the United States through a treaty.
Texas This territory was added to the United States after it became an independent republic.
Oregon This territory was divided by the United States and Great Britain.
California (Mexican Cession) This territory became part of the United States as a result of war with Mexico
Oregon Trail and Santa Fe Trail two overland trails to go west
economic opportunity logging, farming, and gold are examples of this factor that influenced westward migration
Ohio River the gateway to the west
Rio Grande this river forms a border between Texas and Mexico
manifest destiny the belief that expansion was good and right
Jo Anderson invented the mechanical reaper
Erie Canal a cheaper and faster way to move west by water from the Hudson River to Lake Erie
inventor a person who is the first to think of or make something
entrepreneur a person who brings a new good or service to market to make a profit
cotton gin increased the production of cotton and the need for slaves
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin
Cyrus McCormick the entrepreneur who brought the reaper to market
steamboat an invention that provided faster river transportation and connected Southern plantations, Northern industries, and Western territories
Robert Fulton an entrepreneur who improved the steamboat
Gold Rush In 1849, this event brought many people to California
Columbia River this river was explored by Lewis and Clark
mechanical reaper this invention increased the amount of grain produced by farmers
Great Lakes inland port cities formed on these bodies of water in the Midwest
Mississippi and Missouri Rivers these bodies of water were used to transport farm and industrial products
Created by: bethgehle