Westward Expansion Quiz

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Westward Expansion
Moving westward for jobs,land,hope,gold rush,Adventure,new beginning, and transcontinental railroad.
Thomas Jefferson
Was the third president,bought the Louisiana Purchase and wrote the declaration of independence.
Andrew Jackson
7th president of the United States, He arranged unfair treaties with Native Americans. He signed the Indian Removal Act.
Louisiana Purchase
Thomas Jefferson purchased the land for 15 million from France and stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains,Gulf of Mexico to Canada.
Trail of Tears
Cherokee Indians were forced to leave their homes and had to travel from North Carolina and Georgia through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas.They had to walk around 800 miles to the Indian Territory.Many died of cold, disease, and lack of food.
Mexican-American War
An armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. It followed the 1845 American annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered its territory
Transcontinental Railroad
Railroad connecting the west and east coast of the continental US.
Manifest Destiny
The belief that they had the god given rights to expand west.
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were commissioned by Jefferson to map and explore the Louisiana Purchase,Find a route to the Pacific Ocean,persuade the Indian tribes to become trading partners with the United States and Journal Animals and Plants.
Monroe Doctrine
Monroe warned European powers not to interfere with the affairs of the Western Hemisphere
Indian Removal Act
act that enabled the forced removal of Native American Tribes from their already claimed lands to land west of the Mississippi River. The reason for this forced removal was to make westward expansion for Americans easier.
The Industrial Revolution
The transition from creating goods by hand to using machines
Homestead Act (1862)
Provided that any adult citizen, or intended citizen, who had never committed any form of crime could claim 160 acres of surveyed government land.
California Gold Rush
The gold rush beginning in 1849 brought a flood of workers to California and played an important role in integrating California's economy into that of the eastern United States