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US History. Chapter 9 Section 2. Conestoga wagon. Section 2-4. Click the Speaker button to replay the audio. Westward Expansion. Many farmers moved West into Kentucky and TN Conestoga Wagons – sturdy vehicles with white canvas tops Two main possessions – Rifle and Ax

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Us history

US History

Chapter 9

Section 2


Section 2 4

Conestoga wagon

Section 2-4

Click the Speaker buttonto replay the audio.


Westward expansion
Westward Expansion

  • Many farmers moved West into Kentucky and TN

    • Conestoga Wagons – sturdy vehicles with white canvas tops

    • Two main possessions – Rifle and Ax

  • Louisiana Territory - area west of the Mississippi River (claimed by Spain)

    • Anchored by the trading port of New Orleans

    • Spanish allowed the settlers to use NO for a port

    • From NO, the goods sailed to the East Coast

  • Spain secretly traded the Territory to France

    • Napoleon Bonaparte – France’s leader

    • Jefferson feared French control of the Territory


It is revolting
It is Revolting

  • Santa Domingo – Caribbean naval base

    • Africans, inspired by the French Revolution, revolted against the island’s plantation owners

    • Led by Toussaint-Louverture

    • Bonaparte captured the leader, but could not regain control

    • Island renamed to original name = Haiti

  • Napoleon decided to sell the Louisiana Territory

    • Charles de Tallyrand tells America it is for sale

    • Livingston and James Monroe – agreed to $15 million

    • The Purchase doubled the American land mass

    • Jefferson worried that it was illegal, but Congress supported it


Chapter assessment 11

Geography and History Activity

Chapter Assessment 11


Dfs 9 2

DFS 9-2

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Lewis and clark
Lewis and Clark

  • Meriwether Lewis,28 year old secretary, and William Clark, 32 year old co-leader

    • Job was to scientifically explore the new territory

    • Left St. Lewis in the spring of 1804 and followed the Missouri River

    • After encountering many Native American groups, a Shoshone girl named Sacagawea joined the group

    • After 18 months and 4,000 miles, the group reached the Pacific Ocean

    • The expedition returned in September 1806

  • Zebulon Pike – led two expeditions

    • Traveled North through CO and saw a peak he called “Grand Peak” (today called “Pikes Peak”)

    • Traveled South (were captured by the Spanish)


Civil unrest
Civil Unrest

  • Federalists feared that the Territory would created more Republican states

    • They planned to secede- withdrawal

    • They wanted New England to form the “Northern Confederacy”

    • Federalists turned to Aaron Burr to try to gain control of New York, thus creating the Confederacy

  • Alexander Hamilton accused Aaron Burr of treason

    • Burr lost the election for governor and blamed Hamilton

    • Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel

    • July 1804 – Weehawken, NJ – the two men were armed to fire

      • Burr shot Hamilton, who died the next day, and fled from arrest


Section 2 18

Checking for Understanding

Define Match the terms on the right with their definitions on the left.

__ 1. to leave or withdraw

__ 2. sturdy vehicle topped with white canvas and used by pioneers to move west

A. Conestoga wagon

B. secede

B

A

Section 2-18

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