8b factors influencing westward movement

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8b factors influencing westward movement

  1. 1. Westward Expansion SOL US1.8b Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  2. 2. Essential Knowledge <ul><li>Westward migration was influenced by geography and economic opportunity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Words <ul><li>Migration: movement from one place to another </li></ul>
  4. 4. Geographic and Economic Features that Influenced Westward Movement
  5. 5. <ul><li>Population growth in eastern cities </li></ul>http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1132/1458200131_d21f00cbf7.jpg?v=0
  6. 6. <ul><li>Availability of cheap, fertile land </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Economic opportunity i.e., gold (California Gold Rush,) logging, farming, freedom (for runaway slaves) </li></ul>http://eetdnews.lbl.gov/nl23/img/gold_rush.jpg
  8. 8. <ul><li>Cheaper and faster transportation, i.e., rivers and canals (Erie Canal), steamboats </li></ul>http://rivertorail.mjcpl.org/index.php?s=steamboatdevelopment Robert Fulton’s Clermont steamboat http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=65063&rendTypeId=4 A town on the Erie Canal.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Knowledge of overland trails (Oregon and Santa Fe Trails) </li></ul>http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/graphics/santafetrailmaplarge.jpg http://www.casperwyoming.info/downloads/maps/oregontrail.gif
  10. 10. <ul><li>Belief in the right of “Manifest Destiny,” the idea that expansion was the right of the country </li></ul>http://www.cyberbee.com/manifest_destiny/destiny.jpg How did Manifest Destiny affect the American Indians?
  11. 11. http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~walters/web%20103/manifest%20destiny.jpg What does this woman represent?

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