Flashcards in Manifest Destiny & Settling the West Test Review Deck (25)
The United States want new acquisitions in the West so they could give people from the US more land to...
... farm and live on
The belief that the United States should expand to the Pacific Ocean was called...
... Manifest Destiny
Americans wanted to expand their territory because… (3 things)
1. Settlers wanted land on which to work and build homes
2. Businesses wanted resources and places to sell their goods
3. Leaders wanted to United States to be safe and strong
In order to move American goods through New Orleans, ___________ agreed to buy __________ land to the west.
In order to move American goods through New Orleans, JEFFERSON agreed to buy FRENCH land to the west.
Settlers traveled over land to get to the
The United States got Florida from
Many Americans in _____________ wanted freedom from Mexico so they could keep their ____________
Many Americans in TEXAS wanted freedom from Mexico so they could keep their SLAVES.
The Oregon Country boundary was agreed upon by the United States and
Mexico gave up the Mexican Cession territory because they had just ___________________________________
lost a fierce war
____________________ went to reservations because the _____________________ government forced them to move.
AMERICAN INDIANS went to reservations because the UNITED STATES government forced them to move.
The Mexicanos taught newcomers skills to be _____________
The Mexicanos taught newcomers skills to be COWBOYS
Since the United States acquires the land from Mexico, many owners of ______________ in the US spoke ______________
Since the United States acquires the land from Mexico, many owners of RANCHOS in the US spoke SPANISH
The _________________ traveled west for gold.
The land the miner worked was known as a _______________
The Mormons moved to _________ in search of ________________________________
The Mormons moved to UTAH in search of RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
To keep the Nez Perces safe from US soldiers, Chief Joseph led them toward _________________
The ________________________ offered settlers cheap or free land and encouraged people to move ___________
The HOMESTEAD ACT offered settlers cheap or free land and encouraged people to move WEST.
The first land to be added to the United States was the _______________________________ in 1803.
Sacagewea was a young Shoshone woman who joined ____________________________________ on their expedition.
Louis and Clark
Texas won their independence from Mexico as a result of the ____________________________ in 1836.
battle of San Jacinto
In the 1800s, the Mexican government promised Americans free land in Texas because they wanted ____________________
The arrival of the American settlers affected the American Indians living in the west because they ________
lost the lands where they had lived for centeries.
When ___________ was discovered in ______________ it encouraged large numbers of people to move there.
When GOLD was discovered in CALIFORNIA it encouraged large numbers of people to move there.
Building houses out of _____________ helped Californios adapt to the climate and stay cool in the hot weather.
Building houses out of ADOBE helped Californios adapt to the climate and stay cool in the hot weather.