Bigger and Better

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Maifest Destiny The idea that America was destined to stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.

Expansion and CaliforniaThe California Republic refers to a period of revolt by American settlers in the Mexican territory of Alta California against Mexico.John Augustus Sutter, also established Sutter's Fort. It later became Sacramento.

PolkMarch 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849Polk was the 11th President of the United States. He lived in and represented Tennessee.John FreemontFremont was a military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President.Kit CarsonCarson was an American frontiersman and Indian fighter. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a mountain man and trapper in the West.

Be Careful When Traveling!The Donner Party was a California Trail wagon train of eighty-one American pioneers who in 1846 found themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. Thirty-six members of the party perished as a result of starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma, and some of the survivors resorted to cannibalism.

Bigger and Better

TrailsSanta Femountain route was 909 miles cimarron cutoff route was 865 milesOregonran for approximately 2,000 miles ending in oregon territoryOverlandwas an alternative route to the california, oregon, and mormon trails of wyoming

Following a 13 day siege Mexican troops under President of Mexico launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Bexar. All of the Texian defenders were killed. The perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians to join the Texian Army. The Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.

Expansion had it's drawbacks though...Goals of American expansionists conflicted with the needs of the Indians in the Plains.Non-Indians started to kill the Indians main source of food- buffalo. Most of the time they would leave everything but the pelt to rot in the sun.By the 1880's it ruined the Indian way of life, but on the bright side it cleared the way for American settlement on the plains!

Westward Expansion, The Mexican-American War, and other fun things Americans thought were a good idea.

Steven Austin : Known as the father of Texas. Responsible for bringing 300 families to Texas.Sam Houston : Elected First and Third as President of Republic of Texas. Became govener when it became part of U.S.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S.-Mexican War. Signed on 2 February 1848, it is the oldest treaty still in force between the United States and Mexico


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