Which explorer (or team of explorers) created the Wilderness Trail, bought land in Kentucky, and crossed the Appalachian Mountains?
Daniel Boone--he also set up the first settlement west of those mountains
Which explorer (or team of explorers) was sent by Thomas Jefferson to find a water route to the Mississippi River?
Lewis & Clark (and an interpreter named Sacagawea)
Which explorer (or team of explorers) explored regions north of the Mississippi River and has a mountain named for him?
Zebulon Pike--Pike's peak in Colorado is named for him
What were some of the reasons pioneers traveled west?
religious freedom, free land, trading opportunities, gold
What conflict did pioneers face in Florida before the Florida Purchase?
Seminoles were attacking the new settlers
Who was escaping to Florida?
What are some ways natives were affected by the Westward Movement?
pioneers were killing off the large animals the natives ate, many were forced off their lands, and some natives became violent with pioneers
What did the Cherokee natives do to try to save their land?
they took their case to the Supreme Court
Which piece of legislation outlawed slavery in new territories?
Why did new settlers to Texas disagree with Mexican law?
Mexico outlawed slavery, but the new settlers in Texas were bring their slaves anyway.
Define manifest destiny.
some politicians in the early 1800s believed that it was their "god-given right" to expand from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
What were some hardships faced by pioneers on the Oregon Trail?
harsh weather conditions, death and disease, lack of food and clean water, raging river currents, attacks from the natives
Which territroy--purchased by Thomas Jefferson--nearly doubled the size of the US?
Which territory was owned by Spain just before the US bought it?
Which territory included a 2,000 mile trail and was home to many fur trappers?
Northwest Territory (Oregon Territory)
A war was fought in this territory because of the cotton land that attracted settlers with slaves to the area--despite the laws against slavery.
Texas (annexation of Texas)
After this land aquisition, our country stretched from "sea to shining sea".
Where did a lot of southern pioneers move and why?
Texas, for fertile cotton land
Where did many farmers move during the Westward Movement?
move west in general for free or cheap land
Where did Mormons move and why?
Utah for religious freedom
Where did many Chinese immigrants move and why?
California for the Gold Rush
What was the Indian Removal Act?
an act enforced by President Andrew Jackson that forced Natives west (off of their own land) into Indian Territory, or Oklahoma