Westward Bound

by httigers
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
History
Grade:
8

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Westward Bound

Westward Bound

"Move it Indians, this is our turf now!""No way American boys! Life ain't so easy living off the land, huh."

1830

Indian Removal Act

- the Cherokees moved by government.- 4,000 died -"Trail of Tears."

-7 million Americans lived in trans-Appalachian West.-left their homes looking for opportunity. -offered the possibility of independence.

-John L. O'Sullivan, -describe the essence of this mindset.-believed the expansion of the U.S. throughout the American continents was justified.

Positive effects- -"nation's sense of itself as an exceptional society with a mission to play in the world." (Haynes.)

Negative effects-- slavery-"non-American" ideals. -The North and South; divided.- the Civil War.

- signed on May 28, 1830.- got to grant lands west of Mississippi.- trade for Indian lands within the state borders.

1838

"Trail of Tears"

1840

Who went where ' why

1845

1845

+/- sides of Mainfest

Manifest Destiny

American Exceptionalism: the expantion of the country allowed for its rise in global power.

-"Columbia" moves across the land in front of settlers.-replacing darkness with light.-ignorance with civilization' (ushistory.org)


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