Westward Expansion, Part 1
President Jefferson bought this territory from France, doubling the size of the United States.
a key port city acquired with the Louisiana Purchase
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
Spain gave this territory to the United States through a treaty.
This territory was added to the United States after it became an independent republic.
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
logging, farming, and gold are examples of this factor that influenced westward migration
the gateway to the west
this river forms a border between Texas and Mexico
the belief that expansion was good and right
invented the mechanical reaper
a cheaper and faster way to move west by water from the Hudson River to Lake Erie
a person who is the first to think of or make something
a person who brings a new good or service to market to make a profit
increased the production of cotton and the need for slaves
invented the cotton gin
the entrepreneur who brought the reaper to market
an invention that provided faster river transportation and connected Southern plantations, Northern industries, and Western territories
an entrepreneur who improved the steamboat
In 1849, this event brought many people to California
this river was explored by Lewis and Clark
this invention increased the amount of grain produced by farmers
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
California and Southwest Territory