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					U.S. Discovers it’s
Manifest Destiny
    Visual Discovery
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• This is an allegorical
  painting that represents
  many of the units
  important ideas
  symbolically
  /metaphorically.

• Label at least three
  details in the image that
  you think represent
  important historical ideas
  that might be part of this
  unit.
        Map showing the Louisana
               Purchase
• United States was a tiny country.
• Treaty of Paris-“Won the right to expand”
  – Doubled in size w/ Louisiana Purchase
• Not all enthusiastic
  – Too big for Democracy
  – Give control of government to slave owners
  – Didn’t want to be taken over
• Didn’t know much about the West
      Painting of Lewis and Clark
              Expedition
• 43 Adventures left in 1804
• AIM
  – Establish friendly relations
  – trade
  – convey message that territory now belonged to
    “Great White Father”
  – Charged to teach First nations how to inoculate
    themselves against smallpox.
  – Above all needed to gather knowledge
• Tough trip
  – When journals published people had first look at
    Northwest
               L & C continued
• Most First Nations good-willed
• Biggest attraction was York
  – Appearance was a novelty and news sped ahead of
    expedition
• Sent back bones, animal skins, live prairie dog
• Joined by French Fur trapper and captive
  Shoshone girl name Sacajawea
  – Stole from home in Indian war then sold to French
    Fur Trapper
• Endured Snake bites, rapids, hunger, and
  grizzly bear attacks
• Reached Pacific then returned to ST. Louis
  after 2 years
         On the left side….
                     • Which parts of the
• Make a simple        Louisiana territory
  sketch of the        has the expedition
  transparency…add     explored?
 thought bubbles     • What unique
 emanating from        experiences have
 the three figures     members of the
 and write             expedition had?
 responses to        • Why are the findings
 these respective      of the expedition
 prompts:              important to the US?
Recruited by Lewis &
     Clark Clip
Zebulon Pike entering Santa Fe
• Explorer Lieutenant Zebulon Pike
• Lead expedition up the Mississippi R.
  looking for headwaters
• Next expedition was west across Great
  Plains
• Orders were to take specimens (botanical
  & mineral) and bring Comanche captives.
• Went south in Spanish controlled New
  Mexico to avoid harsh winter of Rockies
         Zebulon Pike con’t
• Accused of being a spy and stripped of his
  papers .
• Escorted out of Spanish territory
• Wrote a book about his journeys
  “described New Mexicans as warm and
  hospitable
• Painted a glowing picture of their land
  (fertile)
On the left side of your notes create
a:
COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE
for Zebulon Pike that:
1) praises his leadership in exploring
the Southwest from the perspective
of the US government.
WANTED POSTER that:
1) represents the attitudes of the
Spanish authorities toward Pike and
his expedition
On the left side of your notes create ….
• A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE
  for Zebulon Pike that:
  – praises his leadership in exploring the Southwest
    from the perspective of the US government.


• A WANTED POSTER that:
  – represents the attitudes of the Spanish
    authorities toward Pike and his expedition
Picture showing the opening of the
     Trans-Appalachian west
• Ppl. were streaming across the
  Appalachian Mts.
• Early settlers cleared the forests to create
  farms.
• Diverse group:
  – settlers
  – land dealers
  – Outlaws
  – Utopian societies (like hippies)
The Earth
 1776 -1850
     Trans-Appalachian West
• Cotton Gin accelerated the migration
• Improvements in transportation increased
  migration
  – National Road
  – Steamboats (up river & down river)
  Manifest Destiny Personified
• Millions of people moved west between
  1800-1840
• Led to the creation of many new states
• As states were added people tended to
  believe it was destiny.
• It seemed that God choose their country to
  spread freedom and US civilization across
  Miss. R. & beyond.
• Would have to overcome First Nations,
  Spanish, Mexicans, and British.

				
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