Expeditions for US Expansion. Lewis and Clark Expedition. Who were they? Meriwether Lewis & William Clark Two famous explorers What was their mission Explore. Remember!!!!. Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Purchase from France Explorers were needed for this exploration
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Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Purchase from France
Explorers were needed for this exploration
Doubled the size of the US
Between Spain and US
Spain ceded Florida to the US (settled a land dispute)
Spain withdrew all claims of land in the West north of the 42ns parallel.
What was it about:
Southern states wanted slavery allowed in the new states. Northern states disagreed!
Missouri- declared a slave state
Maine- declared a free state
Made slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of Missouri’s southern border
Before the Trail of Tears
Act that stated that the president could negotiate treaties with Native Americans to relocate them to the areas west of the Mississippi River
94 treaties were signed with Native American tribes
Battle of the Alamo was an important battle in the Texas War of Independence
Leaders: James Bowie, William Travis and Davy Crockett
Fought against Mexican soldiers (Mexican-American war)
Texans lost at the Alamo, THIS LOSS encouraged the remaining soldiers to continue fighting and eventually gained the Texan independence at the Battle of San Jacinto
Treaty of New Echota: Cherokee had to give up their land east of the Mississippi
1,000 mile route from Georgia to Oklahoma
4000 Native Americans died (Disease, starvation, and exposure)
Thousands of Pioneers moved to Oregon
Oregon Trail- 2000 miles
This trail had many resources for survival of this route
Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California
In two years, 40,000 prospectors came to California
Few found gold
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