Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed

Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed
Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed
Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed
Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed
Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed
Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed
Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed
Bundle of 5 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - How the Borders Changed
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This is a bundle of 5 highly animated, power point presentations on Western Expansion in the United States – How the Borders Changed. The total number of slides is 117. Each power point presentation is highly editable, so you can change them or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – The Louisiana Purchase and contains 25 slides.

With the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the United States purchased approximately 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the country. What was known as Louisiana Territory stretched from the Mississippi River in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west and from the Gulf of Mexico in the south to the Canadian border in the north.

Part or all of 15 states were eventually created from the land deal, which is considered one of the most important achievements of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Introduction
Map of the Louisiana Purchase
Background (2)
Louisiana Territory For Sale
Louisiana Territory Purchased
Opposition Expressed
Constitutionality Question
Treaty Signing
Boundary Dispute
Exploration & Mapping
Objectives
Objectives Met
Results
The Adams-Onis Treaty
Governing the Territory
The Slavery Question (2)
Asserting Control (2)
Impact of the Purchase
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #2 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – The Changing Borders and contains 32 slides.

There was a growing attitude in the country that many embraced called, Manifest Destiny. This concept embraced the idea that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast and served to hasten western expansion.

Manifest Destiny expressed the belief that it was Anglo-Saxon Americans’ providential mission to expand their civilization and institutions across the breadth of North America. This expansion would involve not merely territorial aggrandizement but the progress of liberty and individual economic opportunity as well.

By the end of the century, expansionists were employing reasoning to argue that it had become the nation’s ‘Manifest Destiny’ to extend its influence beyond its continental boundaries into the Pacific and Caribbean basins.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny (2)
Establishing the Borders
Map of the American Expansion
Treaty of 1818
The Treaty of 1818 (4)
The Adams-Onis Treaty
The Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 (2)
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1819
The Texas Annexation
The Texas Annexation of 1845
Texas Population Growth
The Annexation Question
Annexation Bill Signed
The Oregon Treaty
The Oregon Treaty of 1846
Oregon Territory (2)
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1846
The Gadsden Purchase
The Gadsden Purchase of 1853 (2)
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #3 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – Expansion Driven by Slavery Compromises and contains 31 slides.

The first slaves arrived in the United States in 1607. As the country grew so did the slave population. Following the Revolutionary War and the adoption of the US Constitution, territories began to request statehood status and requested to join the United States.

The issue of slavery took on vital importance as the Northern and Southern states wanted statehood status be tied to whether a state was joining the Union as a “slave” state or a “non slave” state. These issues help to shape the borders of the United States as each state joined the union. Before the war, there were numerous attempts to create compromises to satisfy the issues, but all ended in failure.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Slavery’s Impact on Expansion
Attempts at Compromise
Missouri Compromise of 1820
Missouri’s Request
The Debate
The Missouri Compromise
Manifest Destiny (3)
The Compromise of 1850
Continued Growth
Issues of Contention
Compromise Created
Results of the Compromise
Who Got the Best Deal?
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Nebraska Population Growth
Stephen A. Douglas
Kansas-Nebraska Act Wins
Republican Party is Born
Annexation of Texas (3)
Texas Population Growth
Annexation Question
Annexation Bill Signed
The Gadsden Purchase (2)
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #4 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – The California Gold Rush and contains 14 slides.

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush. This marked one of the most noteworthy events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century.

In 1848, the population of the California territory was less than 1,000 people. By the end of 1949, as thousands of prospective gold miners traveled to the San Francisco area, the population had grown to over 100,000 people! A total of $2 billion worth of precious metal was extracted from the area during the Gold Rush, which peaked in 1852.

The slide presentation covers the following:

The Discovery of Gold
Map of the Gold rush
Background
Historical Note:
News Spreads
Population Explosion
The ’49ers
Impact on California
Political Impact
New Mining Techniques
Impact of the Gold Rush
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #5 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – The Closing of the Frontier and contains 15 slides.

In 1890, the superintendent of the U.S. Census announced that rapid western settlement meant that "there can hardly be said to be a frontier line." In just 25 years, the far western frontier had been settled. Three million families started farms on the Great Plains during these years. Contrary to the popular image of the West as a rural region, by 1890 most of the West's population lived in cities. Not only was the Trans-Mississippi West the country's most culturally diverse region, it was also by 1890, the most urbanized.

In 1893, three years after the superintendent of the Census announced that the western frontier was closed, Frederick Jackson Turner, a historian from the University of Wisconsin, advanced a thesis that the conquest of the western frontier had given American society its special character.

Turner argued: The conquest of the western frontier as the nation's formative experience, which had shaped the nation's character and values. Western expansion accounted for Americans' optimism, their rugged independence, and their stress on adaptability, ingenuity, and self reliance.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Background
The Turner Thesis
Federal Governments Involvement
Cody’s Wild West Show
Impact of Film & Novels
Hollywood’s Impact
John Wesley Powell
Powell’s Report
Example: Los Angeles
Los Angeles Today
End of Presentation

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