Westward Expansion Final Project

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In History
  • Ghost Dance

    Ghost Dance
    An attempt by the Sioux to keep their culture alive. This attempt was crushed before taking much effect.
  • Fulton and Livingston demonstrate Clermont

    Fulton and Livingston demonstrate Clermont
    Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston display the power of the steamboat, the Clermont.
  • Empresarios

    The Mexican governments attempt at attracting American settlers to Texas.
  • Mission

    A Franciscan chapel, mainly found in Texas and California, though there were some in New Mexico.
  • The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal, a route to the west, is finally completed.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    When Jackson forced Natives out of their home. A cruel event by all means.
  • Worcester v. Georgia

    Worcester v. Georgia
    When a man (Worcester) claimed that Cherokee people should not be harassed. Jackson passed the Removal Act anyway.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    When Cherokee Indians were frced out of their homes due to one of Jackson's "treaties."
  • Treaty of New Echota

    Treaty of New Echota
    Took a portion of Cherokee land for $5.6 million dollars.
  • The Alamo

    The Alamo
    A standoff between Mexican troops and a group of rebels. A massacre, and some people say this was where Daniel Boone kicked the bucket
  • The Oregon Trail

    The Oregon Trail
    The route taken by most settlers to reach the West.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    A phrase coined by John O'Sullivan, refering to the belief that America was destined to conquer the West for God.
  • Donner Party

    Donner Party
    This was a group traveling West. Led off course by a guidebook, they resorted to cannibalism.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Split the US in half horinzontally so the bottom portion would be slave states and the upper half would be free, even though California was the exception.
  • Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe Trail
    Southwestern people used this trail to move Westward instead of the Oregon trail.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    An amendement, which stated that slavery in the Mexican cession be banned, aside from in Texas. This passed in the House, but not Senate, and became another point of conflict for the North and South.
  • Transconinental Railroad

    Transconinental Railroad
    A railroad that spanned over the continent to make access to the West much easier.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    This act asked for reservations to be broken up and the Indians that accepted became citizens within a quarter of a century.
  • Worcester v. Georgia

    Worcester v. Georgia
    In which Worcester claimed that the Cherokee should be protected from harassment.
  • Wounded Knee

    Wounded Knee
    In which the US Army slaughtered 300 Natives and began the war of the West.
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