Sol 1.8 Westward Expansion Powerpoint


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Sol 1.8 Westward Expansion Powerpoint

  1. 1. Westward Expansion SOL US1.8a Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  2. 2. Major Ideas <ul><li>Between 1801 and 1861, exploration was encouraged as America underwent vast territorial expansion and settlement. </li></ul>
  3. 3. New territories added to the United States after 1801
  4. 4. Louisiana Purchase <ul><li>Jefferson bought land from France (the Louisiana Purchase) which doubled the size of the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Lewis and Clark expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the Louisiana Purchase from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean </li></ul>
  5. 5. Florida <ul><li>Spain gave Florida to the United States through a treaty. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Texas <ul><li>Texas was added after it became an independent republic </li></ul>
  7. 7. Oregon <ul><li>The Oregon Territory was divided by the United State and Great Britain. </li></ul>
  8. 8. California <ul><li>War with Mexico resulted in California and the Southwest Territory becoming part of the United States. </li></ul>