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French and Indian War  Called the French and Indian War in North America, but it was part of the Seven Years War of Europe  France and Britain battled.

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1 French and Indian War  Called the French and Indian War in North America, but it was part of the Seven Years War of Europe  France and Britain battled for colonial domination in North America  Very costly for Britain and contributed to the taxation of the colonies in North America  France lost its land claims in North America east of the Mississippi River

2 American Revolution  Colonists declared independence from Britain  American Revolution -1775 to 1783  Ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris  Britain lost control of the colonies and claims to land (except Canada)  United States territory extended to the Mississippi River



5 Land stretched from Mississippi River to Rocky Mountains and from Gulf of Mexico to Canadian border.

6 Napoleon Bonaparte  Napoleon got back the land from Spain in 1800. Wanted to assert French presence in area but selling land was necessary  Lost troops in Haiti (yellow fever epidemic); used up many resources  Knew pioneers continued moving west  French Navy not strong enough to control land area  Napoleon wanted to consolidate resources to focus on conquering England - needed to sell France’s land to raise funds  Rejected US attempt to buy New Orleans and instead offered to sell France’s entire North American possessions as the LOUSIANA PURCHASE

7 THE PURCHASE  US Minister to France, ROBERT LIVINGSTON and JAMES MONROE, appointed by Jefferson to negotiate on behalf of the US, reached an agreement with the French Minister to the purchase of the Louisiana territory.  The agreement exceeded their authority, but they agreed to the purchase.

8 The Senate ratified the treaty on October 20, by a vote of 24 to 7 Spain, upset by the sale but without military power to stop it, returned Louisiana to France France officially transferred the territory to the US on December 20th US took formal possession on December 30th, 1803


10 13 states were eventually carved from the Louisiana Purchase *** Use the Map It handout and outline the Louisiana Purchase *** Label the 13 states within your outline showing which states were eventually created *** Complete the map worksheet (you may have to use an outside source to find the cities listed)

11 U.S. TERRITORY 1783-1853

12 MANIFEST DESTINY  Used to describe beliefs in the 1840’s about territorial expansion  Pioneers believed they had a divine obligation to stretch the boundaries all the way to the Pacific Ocean  Phrase “manifest destiny” coined by newspaper editor John O’Sullivan

13 Columbia – personification of the United States, guiding and protecting western settlers while driving away Native Americans and bison (by painter John Gast)

14 Exploring Louisiana Purchase Jefferson asked Congress to appropriate funds for an expedition crossing the Louisiana territory and proceeding to the Pacific Ocean Meriwether Lewis was appointed commander and William Clark his associate commander

15 Exploring the Louisiana Purchase President Jefferson was very interested in learning about the new territory geography of the west plants animals soil rocks weather Why was this important to Jefferson and the settlers as they began to move west?

16 EXPEDITIONS SPARKS – mission was to explore the Red River Confronted by the Spanish and did not complete the journey PIKE-WILKINSON 1805 - Pike was to explore the upper Mississippi River 1806 – Pike explored the Missouri River, across the Kansas Plains, followed the Santa Fe Trail south to the Arkansas River

17 WILKINSON – separated from Pike and explored the ARKANSAS RIVER into what is now Oklahoma His journal provided a look at what Indian life was like in the Oklahoma area Osage villages hunting camps of Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek PIKE – continued west to the Rocky Mts. Pike’s Peak, Colorado is named for him

18 SIBLEY EXPEDITION Jefferson wanted to know about the rumored SALT mountain on the Plains He sent Indian agent Sibley to make friends with the Indians and find the “mountain” Sibley found an area “glistening like a brilliant field of snow”

19 LONG EXPEDITION LONG made 5 expeditions, traveling 26,000 miles His mission was to establish a military post on the western boundary of Arkansas this became Ft. Smith in 1817 explored parts of eastern Oklahoma wanted to find the sources for the Red and Arkansas Rivers and headed toward the Rocky Mts. thought he had discovered the source of the Red River but it was the Canadian River hot and dry – declared the region unsuitable for agriculture

20 ADAMS-ONIS TREATY, 1819 No boundaries for the Louisiana Territory United States and Spain came to an agreement Spain sold Florida to the US for $5 million borders were set between Spanish territory and the Louisiana territory Spain gave up its claims to the Oregon Territory

21 THREE FORKS AREA Americans continued moving West 1817 – trading post established on the Verdigris River a few miles north of what is now Muskogee Waterways extremely important for early commerce and trading posts established near them Arkansas, Verdigris, and Grand Rivers joined at a point northeast of present day Muskogee and became a hub of activity

22 THREE FORKS AREA was a meeting point for fur trappers, traders, the nearby Osage Indians trappers and hunters stocked up on supplies Osage Indians traded furs, fowl, honey, bear oil, and buffalo robes for beads, blankets, knives, trinkets, and cloth By the 1830’s game was becoming scarce and fur trade slowing down salt, lead, pecans, grain shipped out of the Three Forks area Western Creeks traded produce such as dried fruit, peanuts, ginseng

23 TRADE ROUTES Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821 Traders to the north hoped to open up trade routes with Santa Fe (now in N. Mexico) Several different traders headed west hoping to establish trade Glenn-Pryor party ended up trading in southeastern Colorado in the Pueblo area James party learned Santa Fe was open for trade and set up a business in the Market Square of the settlement

24 SANTA FE TRAIL WILLIAM BECKNELL, a Missouri trader left the state with a caravan of wagons carrying merchandise and headed toward Santa Fe The route he took eventually became known as the Santa Fe Trail Hundreds of settlers followed the same trail as they headed west


26 Ruts are still visible where countless wagons followed the Santa Fe Trail

27 RIVER TRANSPORTATION Keelboat – similar to one that would be used on Oklahoma waterways to carry goods for trade

28 Dugout canoes were large logs that were “dug out.” They could carry limited supplies but were a reasonable way to travel when the water was low.

29 Steamboats were used to carry shipments of cotton along the Red River

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