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Westward Expansion

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Westward Expansion

  1. 1. TRAILS WEST
  2. 2. MOUNTAIN MAN – a fur trader or trapper who lived in the West prior to regular settlement 1
  3. 3. JIM BECKWOURTH – former slave who became a mountain man, discovered a mountain pass into present day northern California 2
  4. 4. JIM BECKWOURTH MOUNTAIN MAN
  5. 6. Mountain men were the first to set up trails through the mountains and map the territory 3
  6. 7. LAND SPECULATION – buying cheap land in hopes that it will become more valuable later 4
  7. 8. SANTA FE TRAIL – a trail which lead from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico Moved people and goods over a 800 mile route 5
  8. 10. OREGON TRAIL – commonly used trail that led from Independence, Missouri to Oregon Territory 6
  9. 11. OREGON TRAIL – THE WAY WEST
  10. 12. OREGON TRAIL – THE WAY WEST
  11. 15. People went west to Oregon for cheap land in an area that was reportedly very rich for crops 7
  12. 16. WAGON TRAINS – groups of travelers on the trail who cooperate, makes it less dangerous, set up leaders and rules 8
  13. 17. OREGON TRAIL RUTS - WYOMING
  14. 19. MORMONS – members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints 9
  15. 20. The Mormons moved west because of continued difficulties with members of other religions – they had moved from Illinois because of problems 10
  16. 21. THE MORMON TRAIL
  17. 22. THE MORMON TRAIL
  18. 23. BRIGHAM YOUNG- leader of the Mormons that led them west to start a new settlement 11
  19. 24. BRIGHAM YOUNG LEADER OF THE MORMONS
  20. 25. The Mormons eventually settle in Utah 12 Create Salt Lake City
  21. 26. THE END

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