WESTWARD EXPANSIONUSI.8ANew Territories Added to the United States
OF THE UNITED STATESa) A political Map shows the boundaries of countries and/or statesb) This is the political map of the United States in 1790. It shows the Mississippi River as the farthest western boundary.c) From 1801-1861 new territories were added to the US, changing the political map.
II. THE NEWFRONTIERa) Eventually, people wanted to settle new lands. They felt the nation needed more space.b) After 1800, pioneers began traveling beyond the Mississippi River.c) Pioneers-people who explore and settle new areas
III. LOUISIANA PURCHASEa) Thomas Jefferson bought land from France to double the size of the USA.b) He hired Lewis & Clark to explore from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast.c) They brought back maps and descriptions of people and wildlife that they saw.
IV.FLORIDAa) While James Monroe was president, there Wooho were disagreements o! going t I’m o with Spain over for vac Miami ation!! Florida.b) In 1819, Spain gave ownership of Florida to the United States in the Florida Treaty.
V. TEXASa) American settlers in Texas fought Mexico for their independence.b) Texas was an independent republic until 1845, when it joined the United States.
VI. OREGONTERRITORY a) Originally shared by Great Britain and the US b) Many American settlers traveled the Oregon Trail to live in this frontier land c) 1846-Britain gave full ownership of Oregon to the US
VII.CALIFORNIA a) American settlers in California fought against Mexican rule b) After the war with Mexico, California & the Southwest Territory became part of the US