Western Expansion

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    Western Expansion

  • Daniel Boone

    He found a trail to the far west through the Cumberland Gap, thereby providing access to the frontier.
  • Eli Whitney invented Cotton Gin

    Patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from the cooton fiber.
  • Marcus and Narcissa Whitman

    They started a mission to the Cayuse in what is now southeastern Washington state in 1836.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    It was a deal between the United States and the France, in which U.S. acquired approximately 827,000 of square miles of land west of the Mississippi River
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Is the first American exoedition to cross the western portion of United States from St. Louis on the Mississippi River.
  • War of 1812

    Was a military conflict, lasting for two-and-a-half years, between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Ireland, its North American coloizes and its American Indian allies.
  • John Fremont (In Calfornia)

    Was an American military officer, explorer, and poltiicain who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States.
  • Indian Removal/Trail of Tears

    Is a name given to the forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
  • Texas Revolution

    Began with the battle of Gonzales in October 1835 and ended with the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836; but there were earlier clashes between official forces and groups of colonists, so that it is impossbile.
  • The Oregon Trail

    Is a 2,200 mile historic east-west large wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected to the Missouri River to the Valleys in Oregon.
  • The Donner Party

    Was a group of American pioneers who set out for California in a wagon train.
  • The Mexican War

    Marked as the first U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil
  • The California Gold Rush

    The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Was the widely held belif in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent.