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1 EXPANDING WEST

2 FEBRUARY 24,

3 DO NOW After quietly taking your seat, take out your binder and turn to the Bellringer! Section. 3

4 BELLRINGER!! Test Review : Take a few moments to review the test and your test grade. After reviewing your grade, answer the following questions as fully and honestly as possible: 1)Choose three questions you believe you had the most trouble with. For each question, why do you think you missed the question or had trouble answering the question? 2)Overall, what did you find to be the most difficult part of this test? Why? 3)What did you do to prepare/study for this test? What do you think you could do differently to better prepare for future tests? 4

5 WESTWARD EXPANSION MAP You will answer the questions as you navigate through the interactive map on the following website: Answer the questions at hand, and lastly fill in the blanks on the map using the word bank on the last page. You may use your cell phone for this activity. If you do not have a cell phone, you may work with a student near you. 5

6 AMERICA: THE STORY OF US Westward While watching the video, take notes on the important people, places, things, ideas mentioned in the video. For homework, you will write a brief essay on what you learned from the video, so pay attention and make sure you take adequate notes to write your essay. 6

7 HOMEWORK… Finish the interactive map worksheet if you have not finished it by the end of class. Westward Essay Key Terms/Vocabulary (Chapter 15 of History Alive! – Mostly ) Manifest Destiny Oregon Country The Alamo Annexation Cession Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna James K. Polk Zachary Taylor Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Gadsden Purchase 7

8 FEBRUARY 26,

9 DO NOW… After quietly taking your seat, take out your binder and get out the two homework assignments from last class (Interactive Map Questions and Vocabulary). Pass the two assignments down to the end of the row to be collected. Turn in your binder to the notes you were taking last class on the video we started to watch. 9

10 AMERICA: THE STORY OF US Westward While watching the video, take notes on the important people, places, things, ideas mentioned in the video. For homework, you will write a brief essay on what you learned from the video, so pay attention and make sure you take adequate notes to write your essay. 10

11 THE ANNEXATION OF TEXAS 1821 – Mexico becomes independent nation, republican constitution adopted, American settlers start to move in – Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna comes to power in Mexico, further American settlement banned. October 1835 – American rebels revolt against Mexican soldiers, start of Texas War for Independence March 1836 – Texans declare independence from Mexico; an angry Santa Anna assembles a Mexican Army February 23-March 6, 1836 – small group of TX volunteers hold off Mexican Army at the Alamo; eventually Texans are defeated, but Alamo becomes important war symbol April 1836 – Santa Anna defeated at Battle of San Jacinto, forcing him to sign treaty giving TX its independence – TX and Mexico sign peace treaty 11

12 THE FLAG OF TEXAS After the Battle of the Alamo, “Remember the Alamo!” became the rallying cry for Texans during the Battle of San Jacinto. The single star on the flag of Texas represents the republic of Texas. Imagine it is your job to come up with a new flag design after the Battle of San Jacinto. Create your new flag design, and at the bottom of the flag come up with a new rallying cry or saying for Texas to replace “Remember the Alamo!” 12

13 MANIFEST DESTINY Some people believed it was the fate of America to settle lands all the way west to the Pacific Ocean in order to spread democracy. This duty of Americans was known as manifest destiny. In 1844 James K. Polk became president, quickly set out to fulfill America’s manifest destiny. (Oregon country annexed in 1846, Texas officially annexed in 1845) What problems might arise due to America’s manifest destiny? 13

14 AMERICAN-MEXICAN TENSION After rising tensions, Mexico and US troops finally clashed over border disputes. Congress declared war on Mexico in 1846 American forces moved west, took province of New Mexico for United States in 1846 easily. American rebels battled Californios (Mexican colonists) until they finally resisted, claiming California for US in Mexican Army and US army clashed at Battle of Buena Vista in 1847; US won, gaining control of northern Mexico. After gaining Mexico City, in 1848 US and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo ending the war. 14

15 MEXICAN CESSION Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo forced Mexico to turn over much of its northern territory to the US. The Mexican Cession totaled more that 500,000 square miles and increased the size of the US by almost 25% Americans also wanted to guarantee that any railroad to California would be built completely on US soil. James Gadsden negotiated terms of the Gadsden Purchase: US govt paid Mexico $10 million in exchange for southern parts of what is now Arizona and New Mexico. 15

16 MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR Using your notes and your textbook, create your own Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer for the Mexican- American War outlining the causes and effects of the conflict Make sure to outline as many causes and effects as you can. 16

17 HOMEWORK… “Westward” Film Short Essay “Expanding West” Chapter Test this upcoming WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4! Make sure you are keeping up with the homework and classwork. 17

18 MARCH 2,

19 DO NOW! After quietly taking your seat, take out your social studies binder and take out your Westward Expansion Essay. Pass the essay down to the end of the row to be turned in. Turn to the Bellringer! Section of your binder... 19

20 BELLRINGER! YOU BE THE TEACHER… Imagine that you have to explain what this painting is about to a third grader… What role does each of the figures in this painting symbolize? What does this painting have to do with American Expansion? What is manifest destiny? 20

21 AMERICAN-MEXICAN TENSION After rising tensions, Mexico and US troops finally clashed over border disputes. Congress declared war on Mexico in 1846 American forces moved west, took province of New Mexico for United States in 1846 easily. American rebels battled Californios (Mexican colonists) until they finally resisted, claiming California for US in Mexican Army and US army clashed at Battle of Buena Vista in 1847; US won, gaining control of northern Mexico. After gaining Mexico City, in 1848 US and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo ending the war. 21

22 MEXICAN CESSION Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo forced Mexico to turn over much of its northern territory to the US. The Mexican Cession totaled more that 500,000 square miles and increased the size of the US by almost 25% Americans also wanted to guarantee that any railroad to California would be built completely on US soil. James Gadsden negotiated terms of the Gadsden Purchase: US govt paid Mexico $10 million in exchange for southern parts of what is now Arizona and New Mexico. 22

23 MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR Using your notes and your textbook, create your own Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer for the Mexican- American War outlining the causes and effects of the conflict Make sure to outline as many causes and effects as you can. Pgs

24 THE GOLD RUSH!! 1840s trend of settlers moving to California; Donner party for example In 1848 James Marshall and John Sutter discover gold in CA By end of 1849, about 80,000 gold-seekers had travelled to CA hoping to get rich; forty-niners Mining camps sprang up wherever workers gathered; many different cultures Large population of Chinese immigrants; had to deal with high taxes and discrimination Gold  Population Growth  Economic Growth 24

25 REPORTING LIVE FROM THE GOLD RUSH! Imagine you are a reporter for a one of the first major newspapers in the great new state of California! You would like to tell the rest of the country about the great Gold Rush! Using your notes and the red textbook (pgs ), do one of the following tasks: 1)Write a newspaper article explaining to the rest of America what life is like living through the California Gold Rush. 2)Create a propaganda poster with information about the Gold Rush so people will come to California Make sure to include factual details to describe the people, places, and things associated with the Gold Rush! 25

26 TEST REVIEW… What do you need to study? How are you going to study? Content to study: westward expansion map and questions notes from the video vocabulary content on manifest destiny, annexation of Texas, Mexican-American conflict, gold rush Tools to study: Notes, Flashcards, Textbook (Chapter 15 of History Alive!), Bellringers, Slideshow 26

27 CLOSURE… Tell me what you are going to do to prepare for the test on Wednesday… 27

28 HOMEWORK! ***STUDY!!!*** (Tutoring today and tomorrow 2 nd half of lunch) 28


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