Presentation on theme: "January 12, 2015 The United States in 1783 This is a map outlining the land gained in the Treaty of Paris of 1783. BRITISH TERRITORY SPANISH TERRITORY."— Presentation transcript:
1 January 12, 2015The United States in 1783 This is a map outlining the land gained in the Treaty of Paris of 1783.BRITISH TERRITORYSPANISH TERRITORYUNITED STATES TERRITORYDISPUTED TERRITORYWhy were Americans compelled to move West in the 1800s?What will be the positive consequences?What will be the negative consequences?Have your cards out on your desks for me to see.
5 LANDFORMS OF THE UNITED STATES CASCADESLANDFORMS OF THE UNITED STATESCANADACOAST RANGEAPPALACHIAN MOUNTAINSROCKY MOUNTAINSSIERRA NEVADASGRAND CANYONMOJAVE DESERTMEXICO
6 RIVERS AND WATERFORMS OF THE UNITED STATES ST. LAWRENCE RIVERLAKE SUPERIORCOLUMBIA RIVERLAKE HURONLAKE MICHIGANLAKE ONTARIOMISSOURI RIVERGREAT SALT LAKELAKE ERIEPLATTE RIVEROHIO RIVERCHESAPEAKE BAYCOLORADO RIVERMISSISSIPPI RIVERARKANSAS RIVERATLANTIC OCEANPACIFIC OCEANRIO GRANDE RIVERGULF OF MEXICO
7 Westward Expansion Trails Answer these questions using the map above and your map:Which trail would you travel? Why?What geographical features will the westward travelers encounter?If planning a trip West, what would you need to consider?
8 Planning a Trip WestFind your group letter and have a seat. Inside the purple folder is a paper “Chapter XV: The Equipment, Supplies, and the Method of Traveling.” Read that silently.
9 Planning a trip to the West You are planning a move to the West with your imaginary family: twoparents and two small children The year is You plan to travel alongthe Oregon and California Trails, making a new life when you arrive at yourdestination.Use the information you read in chapter XV.DIRECTIONS:Use the Outfitting Guide with the prices and your item selection list to record the purchases you would make in order to survive the trip West. You should record what you will purchase, how many you will buy, how much they cost, and the total amount you will spend on each item.Turn over the item selection list and answer the questions about the decisions you made. Answer each prompt entirely and in complete sentences.