Presentation on theme: "WESTWARD EXPANSION The original territory of the United States as acknowledged by the treaty with Great Britain, in 1783, consisted of the following thirteen."— Presentation transcript:
WESTWARD EXPANSION The original territory of the United States as acknowledged by the treaty with Great Britain, in 1783, consisted of the following thirteen States: New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The boundaries of many of these States, as constituted by their charters, extended to the Pacific Ocean; but in practice they ceased at the Mississippi. Beyond that river the territory belonged, by discovery and settlement, to the King of Spain. All the territory west of the present boundaries of the States was ceded by them to the United States in the order named: Virginia, 1784; Massachusetts, 1785; Connecticut, 1786 and 1800; South Carolina, 1787; North Carolina, 1790; Georgia, 1802. This ceded territory comprised part of Minnesota, all of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio (see NORTHWEST TERRITORY), Tennessee, and a great part of Alabama and Mississippi. Vermont was admitted as a separate State in 1791; Kentucky, then a part of Virginia, in 1792; and Maine, till that time claimed by Massachusetts, in 1820.
Date:_________________ Read the selection and complete the following: 1. What is another title that you could give the map? 2. The original territory of the United States consisted of the thirteen ____________.
Date____________________ Read the selection and complete the following: 1. What type of passage is this? And how do you know? (narrative, expository, persuasive, or descriptive?) 2. What is this passage about?
Date_______________________ Read the selection and complete the following: 1. In the original charter for the first 13 states, what was their western boundary? 2. Who claimed the land west of the Mississippi?
Date:__________________ Read the selection and complete the following: 1. Find & highlight the word “ceded” in the passage (used more than once). What does that word mean in this selection (use a dictionary if you need to)? 2. What does the word compromised mean?