Unit 3 : Westward Expansion (Slavery in the United States ( Early…
Unit 3 : Westward Expansion
Annexation of Texas
Texas declared independence from Mexico .
Texas and United States make Texas the 28th state text.
Meaning: System of trading that brought slaves to the American Colonies in exchange for goods.
Continents related ( Exports )
Sugar, Tobacco & Cotton.
Clothes, Rum & Manufactured goods from Europe.
12.5 million slaves were brought to the Americas.
10.5 million survived the trips. Known as
"The middle Passage."
400, 000 thousands slaves were sended to the American colonies.
Mexican American War (1846-1848)
Mexico attacks American troops along the Rio Grande.
American troops were send it by president Polk.
James K. Polk
Indian Removal Act 1830
Hero of war who fought with Indians.
Native Americans were forced to move to the further west.
Were passed by President Andrew Jackson.
Tribes who did not leave, were forced to leave by U.S army.
Leads to war.
Leads the Trail of tears.
Meaning: Belief United States would stretch from Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
values of America people.
Westward expansion through Agrarian America.
Was America's Destiny.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848
The Mexican-American war ended.
Mexico gives New Mexico & California to America.
Gadsden Purchase 1853
10 million was offered by the United States for territory along the Gila River to Mexico.
They wanted the land for Railroads.
Slavery in the United States
Steel, guns & railroads
States growing rapidly
cotton, tobacco & wheat
States remained agrarian and dependent on slaves.
Missouri Compromise 1820
Passed by congress that keeps the balance of slave states and free states.
Gave states the right to determine legality of
Early America was an:
New Technology changed America.
Railroads, steel mills, machines, oil, etc.
Most develop in the North.