WestwardExpansion<br />The route through the Rocky Mountains was called South Pass. It became known as the gateway to the West.<br />
Kentucky & Daniel Boone<br />Cumberland Gap is the mountain pass that was first a trail through the mountains into KY<br />An Indian trail was widened for wagons & became known as the Wilderness Road <br />Daniel Boone was an expert hunter and woodsman, and understood the Indians <br />The 2nd settlement in KY was named Boonesborough in his honor<br />
States Formedin the Northwest Territory<br />Conestoga wagons were known as “prairie schooners” because they looked like ship sails from far away <br />Ohio 1803<br />Indiana 1816<br />Illinois 1818<br />
The Catholic Church Spreads West<br />The 2nd diocese in the U.S. was Bardstown, Kentucky<br />Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget sent priests throughout the Ohio Valley <br />Priests who traveled on horseback and celebrated Mass in homes & outdoors were called circuit riders <br />Father Demetrius Gallitzin was a famous circuit rider priest <br />
The Southern Frontier<br />Andrew Jackson defeated Seminole & Creek Indians in 1814 at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend <br />The states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi were added from this territory <br />Spain sold the Florida Territory to the U.S.<br />
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