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11 1 trails to the west 11 1 trails to the west Presentation Transcript

  • CHAPTER 11:Expanding West Section 1: Trails to the West
  • The United States in 1830
  • Why go West?
  • Americans move west Mountain men moved westfirst to trap for beaver pelts
  • Mountain Men
  • Americans move west They met at yearlyrendezvous to sell their skins
  • Americans move west Others travel to OregonTerritory and California tofarm
  • Americans move west• Mountain men guide themacross the Oregon Trail
  • The Oregon Trail 2,000 miles long From Independence,Missouri to Portland, Oregon Long anddangerousjourney
  • Travel by Wagon
  • WagonTrains
  • IndianAttack!
  • Other Dangers
  • Oregon Trail Humor
  • The Mormons The Mormons were led byJoseph Smith • He claimed to have found golden tablets from God
  • The Mormons The Mormons werepersecuted • Some practiced polygamy Smith was murdered
  • The Mormons His successor, BrighamYoung lead them west to theGreat Salt Lake