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  • 1. Moving to the Wild West!
  • 2. Warm-Up 1/25
    Come in, sit down QUIETLY and set-up!
    Use p. 372 in the RED BOOKto answer these questions:
    1) The first settlers to cross the Appalachian Mountains in search of fertile land were called ________.
    2) Who lived on these lands before the settlers?
    3) Review: Who was the son of a freed slave and helped survey Washington D.C.?
    Write the questions ANDanswers!
  • 3. Warm-Up 1/25
    1) The first settlers to cross the Appalachian Mountains in search of fertile land were called ________.
    - pioneers
    2) Who lived on these lands before the settlers?
    - Native Americans
    3) Review: Who was the son of a freed slave and helped survey Washington D.C.?
    - Benjamin Banneker
  • 4. Moving to the Wild West
    Objective: identify reasons why American settlers moved West of the Appalachian Mountains
  • 5. Key Questions
    What is “westward movement”?
    What is “Manifest Destiny"?
  • 6. What is “Westward Movement”?
    Westward movement was when American settlers began to move and live WEST of the Appalachian Mountains in the 1800s
  • 7. What is “Manifest Destiny”?
    Manifest Destiny was the belief that the United States should expand WEST to the Pacific Ocean
  • 8. Warm-Up 1/26
    Come in, sit down QUIETLY and set-up!
    Use p. 372 in the RED BOOKto answer these questions:
    1) ) The pioneers kept pushing the edge of their settlements further and further _________!
    2) Was life easy or hard on the western frontier? Why?
    Write the questions ANDanswers!
  • 9. Warm-Up 1/26
    1) ) The pioneers kept pushing the edge of their settlements further and further _________!
    - West
    2) Was life easy or hard on the western frontier? Why?
    - Life was hard for pioneers on the frontier because everything had to be done by hand, from cutting down trees to building homes, and pioneers were often lonely.
  • 10. Westward Movement
    The United States in 1783
  • 11. Westward Movement
    The United States in 1783
    13 original states
  • 12. Westward Movement
    The United States in 1783
    13 original states
    Appalachian Mountains
    Appalachian Mountains
  • 13. Westward Movement
    The United States in 1783
    13 original states
    Appalachian Mountains
  • 14. Westward Movement
    The United States in 1783
    13 original states
    Westward Expansion
    Appalachian Mountains
  • 15. Westward Movement
    The United States in 1783
    13 original states
    Westward Expansion
    Appalachian Mountains
    Manifest Destiny
    Atlantic Ocean
    Pacific
    Ocean
  • 16. Warm-Up 1/27
    Come in, sit down QUIETLY and set-up!
    Use YOUR NOTEBOOKto answer these questions:
    1) What does pioneer mean? Draw a picture of a pioneer.
    2) Pioneers moved and lived WEST of the _____________ Mountains.
    3) Pretend you are a pioneer in the 1800s, Sally Sue or Peter Duncan. Write how you feel about leaving home and moving West. Do you feel sad, excited, nervous? Are you going West to find a job, or gold, or new land to farm??
    Write the questions ANDanswers!
  • 17. Warm-Up 1/27
    1) What does pioneer mean? Draw a picture of a pioneer.
    - Pioneers are the 1st Americans to move WEST
    2) Pioneers moved and lived WEST of the Appalachian Mountains.
    3) Pretend you are a pioneer in the 1800s, Sally Sue or Peter Duncan.
    - Dear Diary, today is Wednesday, January 27, 1832. Ma is not excited about moving West because of the storms and sickness on the way, but I am on Pa’s side! I can’t wait to see the huge buffalo and some cowboys. Besides, Pa said there is lots of gold and a new life out West!
  • 18. Moving to the Wild West
    Objective: identify reasons why American settlers moved West of the Appalachian Mountains
  • 19. Key Questions
    Why did Americans want to move West?
    What was good about the West?
    What was bad about the West?
  • 20. WHY Move west?
  • 21. WHY Move west?
  • 22. WHY Move west?
    Your task is to make a billboard advertisement to convince people to move west
    If you want to convince people to move west, you will want to focus on the…
  • 23. WHY Move west?
  • 24. Warm-Up 1/28
    Come in, sit down QUIETLY and set-up!
    Use p. 373 in the RED BOOKto answer:
    What did pioneers use waterways, like the Mississippi River, for?
    What was the Louisiana Purchase?
    Review: What is Manifest Destiny?
    Write the questions ANDanswers!
  • 25. Warm-Up 1/28
    What did pioneers use waterways, like the Mississippi River, for?
    - For trade routes
    2) What was the Louisiana Purchase?
    - Land that the United States bought from France in 1803
    3) Review: What is Manifest Destiny?
    - The belief that America should be from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
  • 26. Louisiana purchase
    Objective: understand how the United States grew to the West
  • 27. Key Questions
    What was the Louisiana Purchase?
    Why was the Louisiana Territory important?
  • 28. Louisiana purchase
  • 29. Louisiana purchase
    The French Government
    12, 000,000.00
    Twelve Million
    Thomas Jefferson
    Louisiana Purchase
  • 30. Louisiana purchase
  • 31. Louisiana purchase
    Mississippi River
    Rocky Mountains
  • 32. Louisiana purchase
    Mississippi River
    Rocky Mountains
  • 33. Louisiana purchase
    Canada
    Mississippi River
    Rocky Mountains
    Gulf of Mexico
  • 34. Louisiana purchase
    Canada
    $12 million
    Mississippi River
    Rocky Mountains
    Gulf of Mexico
  • 35. Louisiana purchase 5 W’s
    What?
    When?
    Who?
    Where?
    Why?
  • 36. Louisiana purchase 5 W’s
    1. What?
    - It was land that the United States bought from France for $12 million
    2. When?
    -1803 (or 207 years ago!)
    3. Who?
    - The 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson, bought the land
    4. Where?
    - In between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains
    5. Why?
    - To have control over trade in the Mississippi River