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1 Rivalry in the Northwest
In the early 1800s, four nations claimed the Oregon country–the huge area that lay between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains north of California.  Those nations were the United States, Britain, Spain, and Russia. (pages 356–358) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-5

2 Rivalry in the Northwest (cont.)
The United States wanted to annex the Oregon country in order to gain access to the Pacific, but this required getting the other three nations to give up their claims.  Spain’s claim was extinguished in 1819 with the signing of the Adams-Onís Treaty, in which Spain agreed to limit its Pacific coast claims to the area south of California’s northern border.  In 1824 Russia surrendered its claim to any land south of Alaska. (pages 356–358) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-6

3 Rivalry in the Northwest (cont.)
Britain refused to give up its claim to Oregon when President John Quincy Adams proposed dividing Oregon at the 49th parallel in  As a result, the United States and Britain agreed to extend an 1818 agreement for joint occupation of the area. (pages 356–358) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-7

4 Rivalry in the Northwest (cont.)
The first Americans to reach the Oregon country were trappers and traders looking for beaver furs.  Because they spent much of their time hunting and trapping in the Rocky Mountains, they were often called mountain men.  The mountain men lived a rough life, but their wanderings through the wilderness made them very familiar with the mountains, rivers, and trails of the West. (pages 356–358) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-8

5 Rivalry in the Northwest (cont.)
Some mountain men opened up new trails through the wilderness.  After most of the beavers were gone due to extensive hunting, mountain men found new work leading groups of settlers to the West. (pages 356–358) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-9

6 Settling Oregon American settlers began traveling to the Oregon country in the 1830s, lured by reports of abundant, fertile land.  The first large-scale trip west took place in 1843 when more than 1,000 pioneers left Independence, Missouri, for Oregon.  In the years that followed, tens of thousands of Americans made the trip. (page 358) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-11

7 Settling Oregon (cont.)
Among the earliest American settlers in Oregon were Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa.  They built a Christian mission among the Cayuse people.  Some settlers at the mission unknowingly infected the Cayuse with measles, which killed many of their children.  Angered, the Cayuse attacked the mission in November 1847, killing the Whitmans and several others.  But this tragedy did not stop the flow of settlers to Oregon. (page 358) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-12

8 Settling Oregon (cont.)
Pioneers headed for Oregon began their trip in Missouri and traveled for 2,000 miles along the Oregon Trail.  The trail crossed the Great Plains, wound its way through the Rocky Mountains following the South Pass, then followed the Snake and Columbia Rivers into the Oregon country.  Most Oregon-bound settlers traveled in canvas-covered wagons called prairie schooners. (page 358) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-13

9 The Division of Oregon Most Oregon settlers headed for the fertile Willamette Valley, south of the Columbia River.  Between 1840 and 1845, the population of American settlers in the area rose from 500 to 5,000.  The British population remained at about 700. (pages 359–360) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-15

10 The Division of Oregon (cont.)
While settlers were streaming into Oregon in the 1840s, the idea of Manifest Destiny was taking hold in the United States.  It held that the United States was blessed by God and destined to overspread the North American continent and expand its boundaries to the Pacific.  The idea of Manifest Destiny made Americans, including those who emigrated to Oregon, more determined than ever to annex the Oregon country and remove Britain’s claim. (pages 359–360) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-16

11 The Division of Oregon (cont.)
Oregon became an issue in the presidential election of  James K. Polk, the Democratic candidate, ran using the slogan “Fifty-four Forty or Fight.”  The slogan referred to the line of latitude at 54°40’N, which Democrats thought should be the nation’s northern border in Oregon.  Polk’s opponent, Henry Clay (a Whig), did not take as strong a stand as Polk on annexing Oregon, and lost the election. (pages 359–360) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-17

12 The Division of Oregon (cont.)
Determined to make Oregon part of the United States, but unable to get Britain to agree to a boundary at 54°40” N–which would have turned over almost the whole territory to the United States–Polk decided to compromise.  Polk concluded an agreement with Britain in June 1846 that split Oregon at 49°N, with the area south of that line becoming a territory of the United States. (pages 359–360) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 1-18

13 A Clash of Cultures In the early 1800s, few people lived in Texas, which was part of Mexico’s northern frontier.  But the Spanish, who controlled Texas, wanted to promote settlement there.  As a result, they offered huge tracts of land to people, called empresarios, who offered to bring families to Texas and settle them there. (pages 362–365) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-5

14 A Clash of Cultures (cont.)
The first Texas land grant went to Moses Austin in  He agreed to bring a number of settlers to Texas, but died before he could organize the project.  After Moses died, his son Stephen F. Austin recruited 300 settlers to live on land along the Brazos and Colorado Rivers in Texas. (pages 362–365) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-6

15 A Clash of Cultures (cont.)
Mexico wanted to encourage settlers from many places, not just the United States, to settle in Texas.  To attract new settlers, Mexico passed laws giving cheap land to people who promised to learn Spanish, convert to Catholicism, and obey Mexican law.  But most Texas settlers continued to be Americans who declined to adopt Mexican ways. (pages 362–365) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-7

16 A Clash of Cultures (cont.)
By 1830 there were more Americans than Mexicans in Texas.  Alarmed by the number of Americans, and aware that the United States wanted to acquire Texas, Mexico forbade further immigration from the United States to Texas, and discouraged trade with the United States by taxing American goods. (pages 362–365) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-8

17 A Clash of Cultures (cont.)
Texans were angered by the ban on American immigration and the taxes on trade.  Stephen F. Austin went to Mexico City to ask Mexico’s president, Antonio López de Santa Anna, to remove the settlement ban and make Texas a separate state.  He agreed to the first demand but not the second. (pages 362–365) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-9

18 A Clash of Cultures (cont.)
Soon thereafter, Santa Anna declared himself dictator and overthrew Mexico’s 1824 constitution.  These actions encouraged an increasing number of American settlers in Texas to seek independence. (pages 362–365) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-10

19 The Struggle for Independence
The first fight of the Texan Revolution occurred in October 1835 at the town of Gonzales.  After this skirmish, Texans asked for volunteers to help them fight Mexico.  In December the Texans scored their first important victory as they liberated San Antonio from a larger Mexican force. (pages 365–367) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-12

20 The Struggle for Independence (cont)
Santa Anna, furious at the loss of San Antonio, marched north to retake the settlement and found only a small force barricaded inside a nearby mission called the Alamo.  The defenders at the Alamo, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, held off with rifle fire the larger and better-armed Mexican force for 12 days. (pages 365–367) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-13

21 The Struggle for Independence (cont)
On March 6, 1836, after Mexican cannon fire smashed the Alamo’s walls, Mexicans soldiers attacked, killing almost everyone inside.  “Remember the Alamo” became a rallying cry for Texas rebels during the rest of the war with Mexico. (pages 365–367) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-14

22 The Struggle for Independence (cont)
The siege of the Alamo bought the Texas rebels time.  While Santa Anna was preoccupied with the band of rebels at the Alamo, American settlers and Tejanos declared the independent Republic of Texas and named Sam Houston chief of the Texas forces. (pages 365–367) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-15

23 The Struggle for Independence (cont)
At the Battle of San Jacinto, the forces of Houston and Santa Anna clashed.  The battle started on April 21, 1836, when the Texans launched a surprise attack on the Mexican camp.  They killed about 600 of the 1300-man force, and captured 700 other soldiers, including Santa Anna.  After less than one year of fighting, the war was over. (pages 365–367) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-16

24 The Struggle for Independence (cont)
Santa Anna signed a treaty recognizing the independence of Texas on May 14, 1836. (pages 365–367) Section 2-17

25 The Lone Star Republic In September 1836, Texans elected Sam Houston the first president of their new republic.  Houston sent a delegation to Washington to ask President Andrew Jackson to annex Texas. But Jackson refused.  Texas would enter the Union as a slave state, which would upset the balance of free states and slave states in Congress at the time.  Jackson did not want to open up that conflict, even to get Texas. (pages 367–368) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-19

26 The Lone Star Republic (cont.)
Texas was forced to remain independent during a very difficult time.  The republic was deeply in debt.  Also, the government of Mexico refused to accept Santa Anna’s recognition of Texas’s independence.  As a result, sporadic fighting between Mexican and Texan forces continued. (pages 367–368) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-20

27 The Lone Star Republic (cont.)
Texas remained independent throughout the administrations of Martin Van Buren and John Tyler.  But when James Polk, a strong believer in Manifest Destiny, became president in 1844, the situation changed.  Polk wanted Texas.  With Polk’s support, Congress passed a resolution to annex Texas.  On December 29, 1845, Texas became a state. (pages 367–368) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 2-21

28 The New Mexico Territory
In the early 1800s, New Mexico was the name of a vast region between California and Texas.  The Spanish started exploration of the area in the late 1500s and made it part of the Spanish colony of Mexico. (pages 369–370) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-5

29 The New Mexico Territory (cont.)
When Mexico won its independence in 1821, New Mexico became part of an independent Mexico.  But Mexico maintained very loose control over the area, allowing New Mexico a large degree of self-government. (pages 369–370) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-6

30 The New Mexico Territory (cont.)
To boost its economy, Mexico welcomed American traders.  William Becknell was the first trader to reach Santa Fe, the main settlement in the New Mexico region.  He discovered that he could sell his merchandise in New Mexico for many times what he would have received for it back in St. Louis.  When word spread, other traders followed. (pages 369–370) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-7

31 The New Mexico Territory (cont.)
Becknell’s route to New Mexico became known as the Santa Fe Trail.  The trail was used until the arrival of the railroad in  As trade with New Mexico increased, so did the number of Americans who went there to settle.  As the idea of Manifest Destiny took hold, many Americans thought the United States should acquire New Mexico. (pages 369–370) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-8

32 California’s Spanish Culture
Spanish explorers and missionaries were the first European settlers in California.  Starting in the 1760s, the Spanish set up a chain of missions, settlements run by priests, near the California coast between San Diego and Sonoma.  There were 21 missions by  They were an important part of Spain’s plan to colonize and extend control over California. (pages 370–371) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-10

33 California’s Spanish Culture (cont.)
When Mexico became independent in 1821, California became a state of Mexico.  In 1833 the government of Mexico abolished the missions.  Mexico sold huge tracts of mission land to settlers, who set up large farms and cattle ranches called ranchos.  The owners of the ranchos, called rancheros, used Native Americans to tend their farms and cattle. (pages 370–371) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-11

34 California’s Spanish Culture (cont.)
By the early 1800s, Americans had been arriving in California for many years on trading or whaling ships that stopped along the coast, or as travelers (such as mountain men) who had come overland from the East.  In the 1840s American families began to settle in California.  But by 1845 the number of Americans in California was still only about 700. (pages 370–371) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-12

35 California’s Spanish Culture (cont.)
As more and more people who had seen California sent glowing reports about its mild climate, natural resources, and beauty to friends and families in the eastern United States, an increasing number of Americans became interested in settling California and adding it to the United States.  President Polk twice offered to buy California and New Mexico from Mexico during the mid-1840s, but was turned down. (pages 370–371) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-13

36 War With Mexico The annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845 worsened relations between Mexico and the United States, which had already been bad for years.  The two countries also could not agree on the border between Texas and Mexico.  The United States placed the border at the Rio Grande, while Mexico claimed it was at the Nueces River, 150 miles farther north. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-15

37 War With Mexico (cont.) The United States offered Mexico $30 million for California and New Mexico if Mexico would accept the Rio Grande as the boundary of Texas.  Mexico refused the offer and announced its intention to retake Texas. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-16

38 War With Mexico (cont.) In response the United States sent troops under General Zachary Taylor across the disputed territory between the Nueces and the Rio Grande.  Mexican soldiers attacked some of Taylor’s troops in this disputed area on April 24,  Americans who wanted war with Mexico claimed that Mexico had shed American blood on American soil.  Many Americans turned their anger on Mexico, and on May 11, Congress declared war on Mexico. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-17

39 War With Mexico (cont.) Some Americans opposed war with Mexico. 
Abraham Lincoln, a member of Congress, thought Taylor’s troops had been attacked in Mexican territory, meaning there were no grounds for retaliation or war.  Some people, such as antislavery activist Frederick Douglass, feared that expansion into the West would carry slavery with it. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-18

40 War With Mexico (cont.) Polk had a three-part plan to win the war with Mexico.  First, drive Mexican troops out of the disputed territory in Texas north of the Nueces River and secure the Texas border.  Second, seize New Mexico and California.  Third, capture Mexico’s capital, Mexico City. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-19

41 War With Mexico (cont.) General Zachary Taylor accomplished the first goal by the first part of  American forces under General Stephen Watts Kearny captured Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, without a fight on August 18,  Kearny then led his troops overland toward California. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-20

42 War With Mexico (cont.) In June 1846 a small group of Americans seized the town of Sonoma, north of San Francisco, and proclaimed the independent Republic of California.  It was also called the Bear Flag Republic after the illustration of a bear on its flag. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-21

43 War With Mexico (cont.) In July 1846 an American naval squadron captured the ports of Monterey and San Francisco.  The commander of the squadron, Commodore John Sloat, declared California a part of the United States.  Sloat then went on to capture San Diego and Los Angeles.  By January 1847 California was fully under the control of the United States. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-22

44 War With Mexico (cont.) In September 1847 American forces under the command of General Winfield Scott captured Mexico City, completing the last part of President Polk’s plan to win the war with Mexico. (pages 371–374) Section 3-23

45 War With Mexico (cont.) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the war with Mexico.  It was signed in February  In the treaty, Mexico gave up all claims to Texas and fixed the Texas border at the Rio Grande.  In what is called the Mexican Cession, Mexico also gave California and New Mexico to the United States in return for $15 million. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-24

46 War With Mexico (cont.) In 1853 the United States paid Mexico an additional $10 million for a strip of land along the southern edge of present-day Arizona and New Mexico, called the Gadsden Purchase.  With the Gadsden Purchase, the adjoining 48 states of the mainland reached its present size. (pages 371–374) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 3-25

47 California Gold Rush The discovery of gold along California’s American River in early 1848 set off a gold rush that brought thousands of people into California from all over the world.  Boomtowns sprang up almost overnight in northern California as the result of the gold rush.  The gold rush also was responsible for the growth of San Francisco, which served as a port of entry for gold-seekers arriving in California by ship. (pages 375–377) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 4-5

48 California Gold Rush (cont.)
Very few of the miners achieved lasting wealth, and most people found little or no gold.  Of those that did strike it rich, most lost their money through gambling or wild spending.  Merchants did make lots of money by charging miners inflated prices for the things they needed. (pages 375–377) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 4-6

49 California Gold Rush (cont.)
The gold rush lasted just a few years but had lasting effects on California.  The gold rush expanded trade, shipping, and agriculture to meet the miners’ needs for food and other goods.  The population also soared when many people who had come looking for gold decided to stay in California. (pages 375–377) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 4-7

50 California Gold Rush (cont.)
Rapid growth in California brought the need for more effective government.  Californians wrote a state constitution in 1849 and applied for statehood in March  Because California’s constitution banned slavery, representatives from slave states did not want California to join the Union.  California, as a free state, would upset the balance between free and slave states in Congress. (pages 375–377) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 4-8

51 California Gold Rush (cont.)
As a result California had to wait six months for statehood, while a compromise was worked out. (pages 375–377) Section 4-9

52 A Religious Refuge in Utah
The Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were the first non-Native American settlers of the Utah area.  Joseph Smith founded the Church in in New York State.  He formed a religious community, which was unpopular with its neighbors.  The Mormons were forced to move several times, from New York to Ohio, to Missouri, and then to Illinois. (pages 377–378) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 4-11

53 A Religious Refuge in Utah (cont.)
In 1844 a mob in Illinois killed Smith.  Brigham Young took over as head of the church, and moved the Mormon community to the area near Great Salt Lake in what was then the New Mexico territory of Mexico. (pages 377–378) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 4-12

54 A Religious Refuge in Utah (cont.)
About 12,000 Mormons began the journey in  In the midst of the harsh desert of Utah, they founded a community called Deseret, later changed to Salt Lake City.  The Mormons built irrigation canals to water their farms and started local industries so they could be self-sufficient. (pages 377–378) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 4-13

55 A Religious Refuge in Utah (cont.)
The United States acquired the Salt Lake area in 1848 with the Mexican Cession.  Two years later, Congress established the Utah Territory.  While most areas in the West wanted to be a part of the United States, the Mormons preferred their independence and often had conflicts with federal authority.  Utah did not become a state until 1896. (pages 377–378) Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Section 4-14


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