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Chapter 11 : Expanding West Section 1: Trails to the West. Take notes in the wagons below to about each of the headings regarding trails to the West. Reasons Americans moved West:. California/Oregon Trails:. Sante Fe Trail:. Challenges:.
Chapter 11 : Expanding West Section 1: Trails to the West Take notes in the wagons below to about each of the headings regarding trails to the West. • Reasons Americans moved West: • California/Oregon Trails: • Sante Fe Trail: • Challenges: On the lines below explain why the Mormons moved west and what challenges they faced.
Chapter 11 Section 2: The Texas Revolution American Settlers Move to Texas Why did Mexicans want Americans to move into Texas? 1810: 1821: 1822: 1824: 1830: Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla: Empresarios: Stephen T. Austin: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: Fill in the timeline with details of Mexico’s history Write facts about these significant people What motivated Texans to declare their independence from Mexico? Texas Independence Battle of the Alamo How was the government of Texas similar/different to the US. If you were Santa Anna how would you defend the decision to execute 350 Texan prisoners? Similarities Differences Battle of San Jacinto An Independent Nation What was the outcome of the battle? Describe how each of the following felt about independent Texas. The US Congress: Andrew Jackson: Britain: Mexican Government:
Chapter 11 Section 3: The Mexican-American War pt. 1 Manifest Destiny What was it? What did slavery have to do with it? Acquiring New Territory Oregon Texas Motivation of acquiring the land: Motivation for acquiring the land: “Fifty-four forty or fight”, what did it mean? Benefits for Texas: Solution: Mexico’s opininion: California under Mexico Take notes below on the mission system, before and after Mexico gained independence. Before: After: Look at the Biography box on page 357 about Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo and answer this question: Why did Vallejo encourage American rule in California?
Chapter 11 Section 3: The Mexican-American War pt. 2 Conflict Breaks Out: take notes on the steps that led the US to war with Mexico. Border dispute: John Slidell: Why congress decided to declare war: War Begins: • American Advantages: • American Public Opinion: • Early Battles War’s End Briefly describe the Bear Flag Revolt: Why was the Battle of Buena Vista a turning point in the war? American Settlement in the Mexican Cession Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: What land (specifically) did the US gain? How much did the US pay Mexico? What was the Gadsden Purchase? Conflicts:What conflicts occurred with each of the following groups in the Mexican Cession? American Settlers: Native Americans: Mexican Americans:
Chapter 11 Section 4: The California Gold Rush Discovery of Gold Brings Settlers After reading about staking a claim and life in the camps, answer the following questions. • Gold in California: • Fill in the detail below that led to the Gold Rush • John Sutter given permission to start a colony. • Gold-Seeking migrants were to California became known as Forty-Niners Why was the lack of a court system a problem in the early days of the gold rush? Other than mining, what other financial opportunities did the Gold Rush offer for those willing to move west? Immigrants to California Reflection: Hopes: How do you think Californios and Native Americans viewed the Gold Rush and the population boom that resulted? Chinese Immigrants Realities: