Flashcards in Chapter 5 lesson 1 Deck (25):
WHy was ccalifornia hard to reach?
Because deserts and mountains
for years ships were the best way to reach California, what changed in 1820's?
Trappers needed beaver fur and started to move west
How did trappers discover new routes to west?
They found trails by looking for beacers
what were beaver furs used for?
They were used to make hats and clothing
What does demand mean?
It means desire to get something
WHat item was in high demand?
What does supply mean?
Is the amount of a good or service that is offered for sale
what happened to the beaver fur supply?
It was nearly used up
what happened to fur prices? Why?
They went up
Because the demand was hogh
WHat was the frontier?
The land beyond the settled parts of the us
who was traveling into the frontier? why?
For beaver fur
what is a trailblazer?
A person who makes new passes for other people
WHo is Jedediah Strong Smith?
Where did Jedediah Strong Smith's trapping expedition go?
California -\he left great lakes area-utah-headed south west to colorado river then to Mojave desert
who helped guide the trappers?
how did Jedediah Strong Smith describe the land?
I travelled... Over a country of complete barrens... From morning till night
Jedediah Strong Smith expedition was the first group of people to do what?
Pass the Serra Nevada's
1st people from US to travel by land to california
WHy was Jedediah Strong Smith ordered to leave California?
Because they thought he was a spy
Where did Jedediah Strong Smith trap in California?
The San Joaquin Valley
WHat route did Jedediah Strong Smith expedition take back?
He went over the Serra Nevada
(Right were we are now at 1:39 pm)
James Ohio Pattie and Sylvester Pattie were also Trail blazers. What happened to them in California?
They were put in jail
Why was Ewing Young's travels important?
Because he developed the old Spanish Trail
Why was Joseph Reddeford Wlakers Trailblazing important? important?
Because he found a pass through the Serra Nevada
What is a Pass?
An opening through a mountain