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CHAPTER 11:
Expanding West
Section 1:
Trails to the West
The United States in 1830
Why go West?
Americans move west
 Mountain men moved west
first to trap for beaver pelts
MountainMen
 They met at yearly
rendezvous to sell their skins
Americans move west
 Others travel to Oregon
Territory and California to
farm
Americans move west
• Mountain men guide them
across the Oregon Trail
Americans move west
 2,000 miles long
 From Independence,
Missouri to Portland, Oregon
 Long and
dangerous
journey
The Oregon Trail
Travel by
Wagon
Wagon
Trains
Indian
Attack!
Other Dangers
Oregon Trail Humor
 The Mormons were led by
Joseph Smith
• He claimed to have found
golden tablets from God
The Mormons
 The Mormons were
persecuted
• Some practiced polygamy
 Smith was murdered
The Mormons
 His successor, Brigham
Young lead them west to the
Great Salt Lake
The Mormons
11 1 trails to the west
11 1 trails to the west
11 1 trails to the west
11 1 trails to the west
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11 1 trails to the west

  1. 1. CHAPTER 11: Expanding West Section 1: Trails to the West
  2. 2. The United States in 1830
  3. 3. Why go West?
  4. 4. Americans move west  Mountain men moved west first to trap for beaver pelts
  5. 5. MountainMen
  6. 6.  They met at yearly rendezvous to sell their skins Americans move west
  7. 7.  Others travel to Oregon Territory and California to farm Americans move west
  8. 8. • Mountain men guide them across the Oregon Trail Americans move west
  9. 9.  2,000 miles long  From Independence, Missouri to Portland, Oregon  Long and dangerous journey The Oregon Trail
  10. 10. Travel by Wagon
  11. 11. Wagon Trains
  12. 12. Indian Attack!
  13. 13. Other Dangers
  14. 14. Oregon Trail Humor
  15. 15.  The Mormons were led by Joseph Smith • He claimed to have found golden tablets from God The Mormons
  16. 16.  The Mormons were persecuted • Some practiced polygamy  Smith was murdered The Mormons
  17. 17.  His successor, Brigham Young lead them west to the Great Salt Lake The Mormons

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