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  • Davy Crockett
  • Jim Bowie
  • Sec 3

    1. 1. Manifest Destiny Belief that God wanted the US tohave all the land to the shore of the Pacific
    2. 2. Reasons for going west:1. Great optimism in the US
    3. 3. 2. New land was cheap
    4. 4. 3. Desire for wealth
    5. 5. 4. Search for adventure and a new start
    6. 6. 5. Desire to spread the gospel
    7. 7. TEXAS
    8. 8. • Texas was owned by Mexico• Stephen F Austin tried to work it out with Mexico
    9. 9. • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was president of Mexico
    10. 10. • Mexico sent forces to Texas• Sam Houston was commander of the army for Texas
    11. 11. The Alamo• William Travis was commander of Alamo
    12. 12. • Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie were volunteers
    13. 13. • 183 men• 4000 Mexicans attacked• Only survivor was Susannah Dickinson, her daughter and one slave
    14. 14. San Jacinto• Lasted only 20 minutes• Texans either killed or captured the entire Mexican army• Houston kept Santa Anna alive to get Texas to be independent
    15. 15. Lone Star State• Sam Houston was president• Tried to get into the US, but Mexico threatened war if the US allowed us in• Were their own country for 9 years• Admitted as slave state to Oregon’s free state
    16. 16. CALIFORNIA• Owned by Mexico• California Gold Rush is started by the discovery by John Sutter
    17. 17. • 80,000 men came to California in 1849• US tried to buy land from Mexico, but they refused.
    18. 18. MEXICAN WAR• Originally fighting over southern border of Texas• Later fighting over New Mexico and California
    19. 19. Zachary Taylor was commander of theAmericans
    20. 20. • Zachary Taylor was commander of the Americans
    21. 21. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo• Ended the Mexican War• Rio Grande became southern border of the US• Mexico gave up California, Nevada, Utah and parts of other states• US paid Mexico $20 million
    22. 22. Zachary Taylor was commander of theAmericans
    23. 23. Gadsden Purchase
    24. 24. • $10 million• James Gadsden arranges it for the US• Narrow strip of land on the border of New Mexico and Arizona• Thought it could be used for the railroad
    25. 25. Slavery Issue:• Compromise of 1850 – California could be free state – Popular sovereignty was used in Utah and New Mexico – Strict fugitive slave law was passed
    26. 26. • President Taylor vetoed the bill• He died and his vice-president, Millard Fillmore passed it.

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