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1 Monday, March 1, 2010 Reflection:
According to the Princeton Dictionary, the definition of the word destiny is- an event or course of events that will inevitably happen in the future. Q: Do you believe in destiny? What do you think yours is?

2 Our Next Unit…. Growth and Expansion: “Manifest Destiny”
Some believed that it was the United States’ destiny to expand across the North American Continent…. No Matter What! Conflict with… environment, Native Americans, Slavery, and War!

3 Moving West…. The first census- official count of population- revealed a population of 4 million with most living east of the Appalachian mountains. Within 30 years, population had grown to nearly 10 million with 2 million living west of the Appalachian’s! 1790: :

4 Westward Expansion! By Land…
The nation needed good roads for travel and for the shipment of goods. Turnpikes- toll roads “Corduroy Roads” National Road built in 1806 Wilderness Road (p. 316) *Helped develop TN!

5 By Water… River travel was far more comfortable But, Problems:
Hard to go against the current (most rivers ran N to S, not E to W) Barges were SLOW! So, Robert Fulton develops a Steamboat- Clermont NYC to Albany; 150 miles in 32 hours… used to take 4 days!

6 *Canals- an artificial, man-made waterway*
WESTWARD EXPANSION How could you travel easier if there was no water- way? MAKE ONE! *Canals- an artificial, man-made waterway*

1. What 2 bodies of water did the Erie Canal connect? 2. What city was located on the western edge of the Erie Canal? 3. What city grew along the Southern tip of Lake Michigan? By 1850, the U.S. had more than 3,600 miles of canals connecting the East Coast with the Great Lakes area.

8 WESTWARD EXPANSION Pioneer families tended to settle along rivers (Ohio & Mississippi) Ohio in ,000 people Ohio in ,000 people

9 WESTWARD EXPANSION James Monroe 1817-1825 Monroe Doctrine
Era of Good Feelings Rise of sectionalism

10 WESTWARD EXPANSION This did not last though…
Following the U.S. victory in the War of 1812, we entered a time of political peace that was also a time of national pride and unity. This time period became known as the “Era of Good Feelings” during James Monroe’s Presidency (#5). This did not last though…

11 WESTWARD EXPANSION *Sectionalism- loyalty to your region of the country* (westerners, southerners, northerners) Issues… - States’ rights - Slavery Nullification Tariffs National Bank Internal Improvements

When new states were added in the newly acquired LA Territory, should slavery be allowed or prohibited? Should the people of a state be allowed to decide for themselves? In 1820, Missouri applied to become a new state…slavery or free? What about the rest of Louisiana?

13 *Insert chart to compare transportation….
Can describe improvements in transportation in 1800’s vs. today… Take a look at sectionalism…

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