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Movement West. Lewis and Clark. Reasons Northwest Passage Opens up the West Document Resources Establish peaceful relations with the Native Americans. Trails. Trails Old Santa Fe Trail Mormon Trail California Trail Oregon Trail. Old Santa F e.

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lewis and clark
Lewis and Clark
  • Reasons
    • Northwest Passage
    • Opens up the West
    • Document Resources
    • Establish peaceful relations with the Native Americans
trails
Trails
  • Trails
  • Old Santa Fe Trail
  • Mormon Trail
  • California Trail
  • Oregon Trail
old santa f e
Old Santa Fe
  • Was a route through central North America that served as a vital commercial and military highway until the introduction of the railroad to Santa Fe in 1880.
california trail
California Trail
  • Also known as the emigrant trail of about 2,000 miles that stretched across the western half of the North American.
mormon trail
Mormon Trail
  • Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believed they were following God’s will by coming West and settling in the Great Basin
oregon trail
Oregon Trail
  • Route that stretched about 2,000 miles from Independent Missouri, to Columbia River in Oregon
  • Very difficult
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Missionaries
life on the trail
Life on the Trail
  • Difficult
  • Many Children died falling off wagons
  • People falling and getting run over by animals
  • Sickness and disease
  • Starvation
  • Freezing to death
  • Usually on the trail for 4 to 6 months
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Life on the Trail
  • Reasons to move West
  • East was Crowded
  • Land/Economics
  • Missions
  • New Start (Mormons)
life on the trial
Life on the Trial
  • How did people move West
  • Covered Wagons
  • Handcarts
  • Walking
  • Trains (eventually)
  • Deaths and accidents
  • 15-20 miles a day
  • 4 to 6 months on the trail
  • 2,000 miles
industrial revolution
Industrial Revolution
  • War of 1812 how did this effect us?