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                    Go West Young Man

                                         3rd period history class, 12/8/14

Painting of manifest destiny

                                                     MY TOP 10!!

#10- Mormonism was a new religion founded by Joseph Smith. Not a lot of people accepted the Mormons and that's what drove them away to Utah and made The Great Salt Lake City.

#9- The war of 1812 was declared by Madison and he was the first president to ask congress to declare war this as a very bad war and brought sorrow to plenty of people

#8- Manifest Destiny was the belief that America would grow from sea to shining sea because Americans believed we had a special purpose and that we needed to be a representation of freedom and what a real union is supposed to look like

#7-The XYZ affair was a really bad thing. John Adams asked to meet with these three French men and they said that he had to pay money to meet with him. He got so mad that he wouldn't even name the three men

#6- The Alamo was a war declared by Santa Anna against Texans and The Alamo was a building that barricaded the Texans from Santa Anna and The Texans had so many volunteers that they overthrew Santa Anna

#5- Thomas Jefferson believed in making the government weak and the size small, he believed that everyone must have education to function properly. He supported the laissez~faire which means to let people do as they choose.

#4- The Oregon Trail was also very important. People wanted to discover a new settlement and so thousands of Pioneers went down to the Northwest looking for new homes, fertile soil, and more money because wherever they were living there were financial problems

#3- In 1830 Texas was over-populated by Americans. Santa Anna was controlling Texas until the Alamo. Which was a war that lasted about 12 days against the Texans.

#2-President Polk believed that New Mexico and California was the United States' property. If it weren't for President Polk we wouldn't have the state of California.

#1-President Washington was the first president and was very sophisticated. He is the one who decide that Washington D.C was going to be the United States' permanent home.

                                                   MY TIMELINE!!

1789- George Washington became the 1st president. He was one of the most important presidents. He made sure that the presidents after hi were going to be prepared and was a good father.

1796- In this time George Washington wrote a Farewell Address giving advice and precedents to Future presidents

1796- John Adams was elected president and won against Thomas Jefferson. He was a president that got very angry and got the federalists to pass the Alien and Sedition acts which allowed the president to imprison any alien that he did not like or who posed a threat and this was not a good thing

1800- Thomas Jefferson was elected president and won against John Adams. In my opinion Thomas Jefferson was a very good president because

1800- Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson found out that Spain had given all of their land to the West of the Mississippi River to France but France didn't have enough money because they had to finance their war so they sold the land to the United States

1804- Lewis and Clark expedition. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were picked by Thomas Jefferson to go and explore the new terrain

1808- James Madison was elected president. When Madison became president you could feel the tense rising and people knew that there was going to be a war

1812- in 1812 James Madison was the first person to ask the congress to declare war. He asked to declare war against England. Many people were against and did not support us going to war with England

1814- in this time the British ambushed us and burned down Washington D.C. Because of this plenty of Americans began to lose hope

1813- In this time there was a legend saying that Tecumseh cursed the "The Great White Fathers". There is no proof that this legend is true


                                          Thomas Jefferson Biography

             Thomas Jefferson was a president for eight years. His presidency lasted from 1801 to 1809. He was born on April 13, 1743. He was in the Democratic-Republican party.Thomas Jefferson did very many things for this country. Thomas Jefferson was one of the major authors of the Declaration of Independence. He was one of the Founding Fathers of america. He died on July 4, 1826. Thomas Jefferson was part of many things. During the American Revolution he became part of the Continental Congress. He then became the Governor of Virginia, the the United States' minister to France, Then he became the United States' secretary and that got him closer to becoming president because he was working for George Washington. He believed in many things that were good for our county. He believed in reducing the size and power of the Government, He believed in letting people do what they choose to do, he believed that people should be able to depend on themselves. He also valued education a lot because he thought that if we did not value education we would not function properly and be successful in life. I think that Thomas Jefferson was a very successful in life and that he was a great president.

                         Theres an new invention come and get it now!!!!

             There's a new invention called a Sewing Machine! You can get it now for only $7.92-$23.77 that's not expensive at all for a machine that can sew your clothes twice as fast as you can. A pair of pans takes a woman about to hours to sew why spend all that time when you could just pay a small amount for a big advantage.The sewing machine has a “lock stitch” and a “chain stitch. The lock stitch is pretty strong. It was created by two separate threads that interlock, and make the fabric. So why don't you just come on down and get a sewing machine! Trust me, it is a life saver i have so much more time to do things round the house an to cook food it is so great and I want to share that experience  with you.


            George Washington was a great person. He was born on February 22,1732 and died december 14, 1799. George Washington was the first president of the United States and was very successful in life. He first became president on April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797. The reason he stopped being president was because he wanted to take care of his family and also wanted to spend his last few years with them. He was a really huge help to this country. He was actually one of the Founding Fathers of America. He was even the commander-in-chief during the Revolutionary War. George Washington was a great person and set a great precedent for future president


  • 1 env. (1 tbsp.) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 c. cold water
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. lemon juice

3 egg whites, stiffly beaten Soften gelatin in cold water about 3 minutes. Add boiling water and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Add strained lemon juice and cool quickly. When almost set, beat until frothy. Add stiffly beaten egg whites and continue beating until almost stiff enough to hold its shape. Pour into individual sherbets and chill until firm. Garnish with 1 tablespoon grape juice or 1 tablespoon custard sauce.

                                                   By the Numbers

  • John Adams was the president in 1796 and made the Alien and Sedition Acts.
  • George Washington made a Farewell Address and set precedents for other presidents in September 1796.
  • Election of 1800 between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson won by a single vote!
  • The Treaty of Ghent was a truce between England and the United States. They figured out that the war was too costly.
  • Harrison, the president in 1840 was diagnosed with pneumonia and died 32 days later. He was the first president to die in office.
  • James Monroe was our sixth president in 1816. He was such a great president that he was part of the Era of Good Feelings.
  • 1830 was the Indian removal act which moved Indians out of their homes to the West.
  • 1872 was a painting of the American Progress and was a great way to show how we didn't what we were getting into going on the Oregon Trail
  • 1844 James k. Polk became president and supported Manifest Destiny and the Idea of Going to the Oregon Trail
  • Stephan F. Austin Got permission to make a colony in Texas alongside 300 other families

Oregon Trail

                 People wanted to discover the Oregon Trail so badly because thy were looking for a fresh start, Fertile soil, new settlement, or less financial problem. Oregon was desired by so many people. For all of these reasons thousands of Pioneers went to the Oregon Country. It was 2.200 miles long and people would take their wagons and go all the way over there. The trail was only passable by foot or horseback. If I were back in this time i know that i would've gone to the Oregon Country because I know that i would want a new start for everything and I think that I would make more money there.

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