What major physical feature created an obstacle for crossing the Mormon Trail, Santa Fe Trail,
and Oregon Trail?
What is the title of the picture and who created it?
[insert picture of creepy lady in weird spirit form flying with the people and settlers moving west here]
"Away, away with all these cobweb issues of rights of discover, exploration, settlement, continuity, etc.... our claim to Oregon would still be best and strongest. And that claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us."
-John O'Sullivan, editorial in the New York Morning News, December, 1845
What is the justification O'Sullivan provides for the expansion of the United States to Oregon?
What territories were added as a result of the U.S.-Mexican War?
What Modern day states can be found in the Louisiana Purchase?
bPresent day states of California, Nevada, and Utah; Most of Arizona and New Mexico: Parts of
Colorado and Wyoming;
cAmerican Progress by John Gast
dKansas and Nebraska
eTo spread the principles of democratic government
5 Multiple Choice Questions
Early 19th Century
Ruled that states do not have the right to tax federal institutions
U.S. soldiers entered territory that Mexico considered its own territory
1803 and Thomas Jefferson was president
When the population reaches 60,000 adult males the area can write a state constitution and apply for statehood. If Congress approves the state constitution, the area will become a state.
5 True/False Questions
Why was the Gadsden Purchase so significant to American settlers' movement westward? → It created a route for settlers to cross without having to cross the Mountains.
What geographic location allowed for increased labor with a great number of immigrants from
Asia? → Mountains
Describe the following court case:
Worcester v. Georgia → Ruled that states do not have the right to tax federal institutions
What specific physical feature was a major deterrent for Americans to move west? → Present day states of California, Nevada, and Utah; Most of Arizona and New Mexico: Parts of
Colorado and Wyoming;
What were the significant reasons for the use of the following trails:
-Santa Fe Trail
-Oregon Trail → -Indian Removal
-Worcester v. Georgia
- Trail of Tears