Its so awesome, like me!!! It makes me feel like this!!! Hey Tom, How do you feel about Westward Expansion? YEAH. YEAH!!! I’m the coolest guy in the world!!! You are one crazy dude!!! • • • • • Yo, Lewis and Clark, watch out for theinbald Made 1803 eaglesbyman!!! Done Jefferson Bought from Napoleon and the French More than doubled the size of the United States Expanded land west of the Mississippi River up to Colorado Stop dilly dallying man, and becausegetof meimpressment out of here!!! • Fought policies of the Brits • Invaded the capital city and nearly burnt down the White House • Madison the President had to flee the capital in a get-away carriage • Americans forces recover quickly and are able to chase out the Brits • Americans were able to prove their strength and independence to the European countries • Brits agree to vacate their western posts • Andrew Jackson becomes a national hero because of Battle of New Orleans They have all been shot multiple times and lived to tell about it!!! • • • • • What did you say? make 1830 Don’t Removal Act meare bust a to leave their lands Natives asked cap intou!!! peacefully move further west If they don’t volunteer they are forced by gun point to go Trail of Tears Opens up new lands for White Europeans to settle!!! • White Euro Texans want independence and acceptance into the Union • Mexican dictator Santa Anna does not want to grant this independence • Alamo happens in 1835 and is an embarrassing defeat for Sam Houston and Texas forces (Davy Crockett killed here) • Battle of San Jacinto in pay back to the Mexican Army and Santa Anna • Forced to grant Texas independence at Rio Grande River • James K. Polk accepts Texas bid into the Union • This makes Mexico irate • American crushes the Mexican forces in several battles in the southwest • California and New Mexico firmly in the hands of Americans by January 1847 • The War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848: took a 1/3 of Mexico’s land and the U.S. nearly doubled • I love westward expansion so much I made a movie about it to help US All this new land leads to massive amounts History students of new learn aboutand this German) immigrants going west (especially Irish exciting era!!! • They settle in states like Cali & Oregon • They believe in Manifest Destiny, that American expansion was both necessary and right • Reasons for going West: – Get rich off finding gold like the 49ers – Getting jobs as merchants, shopkeepers, and peddlers – Speculate land (acquiring large blocks of cheap public land and then selling it to settlers for a handsome profit) – Religious and cultural missions (Mormons) • What did one of these land sell offs look like?