Presentation on theme: "Use 2 slots Titles = Who is “us?” Slot 1…What characteristics come to mind when you think of (today) –The USA –American Spirit/Dream –Americans What stories."— Presentation transcript:
Use 2 slots Titles = Who is “us?” Slot 1…What characteristics come to mind when you think of (today) –The USA –American Spirit/Dream –Americans What stories have you learned about so far that reinforce these characteristics? Slot 2…What characteristics do you think will be formed in the USA from Westward Expansion? Are they still around?
Analyze the ESP characteristics created in the USA during Westward Expansion
Why were Americans more mobile in the early 1800s than Europeans? What are the effects of a being a mobile society?
Timeframe? –When does it start & end? What fuels expansion? –Think ESP
Here are the figures… –1780 = 2.7 million –1800 = 5.2 million –1820 = 9.4 million –1830 = 12 million What do you notice? What does this mean about/for the USA and society? –BTW…these numbers grew without major immigration taking place
Texas Independence Mexican War (1846) California (Gold) Oregon
Title = Painting What is this painting describing? What is the theme/mood of it?
Means “Obvious and Undeniable Fate” –John L. O’Sullivan wrote the phrase in 1845 It was the nation’s “manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us.” –Thoughts on the quote? Paraphrase it