Manifest Destiny: Westward Expansion
Explanation of Manifest destiny
The expansion began with the Louisiana purchase in 1803.
1840's and 50's the nation expanded quickly
In 5 years the united states increased its size by a third.
How some traveled, but some had to walk.
More pictures of what Westward Expansion looked like:
This shows a time line of the Westward Expansion
This is how they would have traveled
- This is a map of Westward Expansion, it shows when we got out land and how we won our land.
- The green is our first 13 colonies we started with.
- The we got the North West Territories first
- Louisiana Purchase in 1803
- Texas in 1845
- Oregon Territory in 1846
- Then we won the rest from mexico which had lost about 1/3 of its territory , including all present day, California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico
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