Westward Expansion Part 2 Bell Ringer Tuesday On vent. Choose one of the articles to read. Answer the questions below. Rock Star/Warrior – What did Tecumseh do to try to help his people? How did he help the British? Trail of Tears – How did the Cherokee try to assimilate (fit in) to white society? What was the Trail of Tears like? Napoleon’s Folly - Why did Napoleon want America to have the Louisiana Purchase? What was Lewis and Clark’s reaction to the Pacific Ocean? Learning Target 1 I can explain why Americans began to move west. SS 8 – 4.2.1 & SS 8 – 5.2.3 Bell Ringer Wednesday What would you expect the journey west to be like? Learning Target 1 I can explain why Americans began to move west. SS 8 – 4.2.1 & SS 8 – 5.2.3 Fur traders • Furs very expensive and popular in Europe • Mountain Men • Live among the Native Americas Move West Rich resources, land, and mild climate Life on Oregon Trail • Hard, shortages of food, water, and supplies • Walked trail to save animals’ strength • Often left wagon Santa Fe Trail • Traders who had manufactured goods and wanted horses, mules, and silver • Traded with Mexicans in Santa Fe Mormons • Move to Utah because of religious persecution • Joseph Smith founder, Brigham Young early leader Trails to the West • As you walk around the room, answer the questions related to each picture. • Do NOT write on the walls. • You only have permission to talk to your group. Bell Ringer Thursday Why did each of these travel to the west? (Choose 2) • • • • Mountain Men Oregon Trail Santa Fe Trail Mormons Learning Target 2 I can summarize the Texas War for Independence. SS 8 – 4.2.1 & SS 8 – 5.2.3 Mexican Independence • Seceded from Spain (1824) • Encouraged Americans to move to Texas • Settlers paid in land, but had to follow Mexican laws • Slaves brought to Texas angered Mexicans Texas Settlers Texas Independence (1836) • Texas declared independence • Texans took control of San Antonio and Alamo (mission) • Santa Anna – led 2,000 to put down the revolt Dear America: A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence Gonzales: Texas, 1836 – 25 minutes – Please watch respectfully! Texas Independence • Battle of the Alamo – 200 Texans – Delay Mexican Army until reinforcements arrive – 13 day siege – Mexicans won • Davy Crockett • Jim Bowie Texas Independence • Battle of Jacinto – Texans swarmed Mexican camp – Surprise attack – Santa Anna gave Texas Independence Bell Ringer Please begin your 9 weeks test. You are welcome to use your notes and the textbook. • If you work well independently the 1st half the class, I will allow you to work in groups later. Friday Bell Ringer Monday Summarize the Texas War for Independence. Please write 3-4 sentences.