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					        Westward Movement

              Motives for
              Exploration
Explain the motives for the exploration in the West and the push for westward
expansion, including the concept of Manifest Destiny, economic opportunities
                in trade and the availability of rich farmland.
Pioneers moved into
new territories both
before and after they
were acquired by the
  U.S. government.
Their settlements helped
  initiate and establish
American claims to these
   lands that were also
claimed by other nations
 and Native Americans.
How did the Americans
justify their westward
      expansion?
       Manifest
       Destiny
    What is Manifest Destiny?
The idea that is a God given right to
expand and claim lands from coast
               to coast
 What were the motives for
 the pioneers’ exploration
and movement to the West?
    Economic Opportunities in
             Trade
•Many opportunities different from industrial
   north and large southern plantations
•There was a bounty of furs to be hunted in the
 vast wilderness of the West and then sold in
             Europe for a profit
   •Eventually extra items would be traded.
 Availability of Inexpensive
       Rich Farmland

     •In places such as Oregon
•Made it possible for settlers to own
  their own land and become self-
             sufficient
   A Religious Group that
     Settled in the West

    In order to escape religious
persecution in the United States, the
  Mormons moved westward and
 settled present-day Utah (then in
       the Mexican territory).
 What were the results of
 the pioneers’ exploration
and movement to the West?
Advancement in Towns and
        Cities

 The push for westward expansion
  caused a tremendous economic
advancement in the towns and cities
 that were being established along
       the trails leading west.
 The California Gold Rush

 The California Gold Rush brought
  many new immigrants to the West
who were looking to get rich quick.
    These miners and others who
traveled with them needed food and
 supplies so merchants followed the
               miners.
        Westward Movement

              Motives for
              Exploration
Explain the motives for the exploration in the West and the push for westward
expansion, including the concept of Manifest Destiny, economic opportunities
                in trade and the availability of rich farmland.

				
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