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1

The United States want new acquisitions in the West so they could give people from the US more land to...

... farm and live on

2

The belief that the United States should expand to the Pacific Ocean was called...

... Manifest Destiny

3

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

4

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.

5

Settlers traveled over land to get to the

West

6

The United States got Florida from

Spain

7

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.

8

The Oregon Country boundary was agreed upon by the United States and

Great Britain

9

Mexico gave up the Mexican Cession territory because they had just ___________________________________

lost a fierce war

10

____________________ went to reservations because the _____________________ government forced them to move.

AMERICAN INDIANS went to reservations because the UNITED STATES government forced them to move.

11

The Mexicanos taught newcomers skills to be _____________

The Mexicanos taught newcomers skills to be COWBOYS

12

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

13

The _________________ traveled west for gold.

Forty-Niners

14

The land the miner worked was known as a _______________

Miner's Claim

15

The Mormons moved to _________ in search of ________________________________

The Mormons moved to UTAH in search of RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

16

To keep the Nez Perces safe from US soldiers, Chief Joseph led them toward _________________

Canada

17

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.

18

The first land to be added to the United States was the _______________________________ in 1803.

Louisiana Purchase

19

Sacagewea was a young Shoshone woman who joined ____________________________________ on their expedition.

Louis and Clark

20

Texas won their independence from Mexico as a result of the ____________________________ in 1836.

battle of San Jacinto

21

In the 1800s, the Mexican government promised Americans free land in Texas because they wanted ____________________

more settlers

22

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.

23

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.

24

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.

25

On the Oregon Trail, pioneer women did the following:
(3 things)

1. set up camp
2. cared for the sick
3. cooked the food