Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sophs- Antebellum America
So far in our Antebellum America unit we have covered 2 of the 3 main themes, including westward expansion and early industrialization. On a separate word document, you will examine several more topics that involve westward expansion up to 1860. Use the links in the questions to answer the following. Answer each question in a well developed paragraph. Be sure to paraphrase in your own words.
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1. John O'Sullivan coined the term, "Manifest Destiny." What does this phrase mean. Read the entire article to understand its importance. How does Manifest Destiny link to westward expansion?
2. President Andrew Jackson issued the Indian Removal Act in 1830. Explain the details of this act. What happened to the Cherokee nation? How does the Indian Removal Act fit with westward expansion?
3. Explain the impact of the California Gold Rush in 1849. How does it link to westward expansion?