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Westward Expansion, Part 1

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Louisiana
President Jefferson bought this territory from France, doubling the size of the United States.
New Orleans
a key port city acquired with the Louisiana Purchase
Thomas Jefferson
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
Florida
Spain gave this territory to the United States through a treaty.
Texas
This territory was added to the United States after it became an independent republic.
Oregon
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
economic opportunity
logging, farming, and gold are examples of this factor that influenced westward migration
Ohio River
the gateway to the west
Rio Grande
this river forms a border between Texas and Mexico
manifest destiny
the belief that expansion was good and right
Jo Anderson
invented the mechanical reaper
Erie Canal
a cheaper and faster way to move west by water from the Hudson River to Lake Erie
inventor
a person who is the first to think of or make something
entrepreneur
a person who brings a new good or service to market to make a profit
cotton gin
increased the production of cotton and the need for slaves
Eli Whitney
invented the cotton gin
Cyrus McCormick
the entrepreneur who brought the reaper to market
steamboat
an invention that provided faster river transportation and connected Southern plantations, Northern industries, and Western territories
Robert Fulton
an entrepreneur who improved the steamboat
Gold Rush
In 1849, this event brought many people to California
Columbia River
this river was explored by Lewis and Clark
mechanical reaper
this invention increased the amount of grain produced by farmers
Great Lakes
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
Louisiana Territory
Florida Territory
Texas Territory
California and Southwest Territory
Oregon Territory
Mississippi River
Missouri River