So far in our Antebellum America unit we have covered 1 of the 3 main themes, which is westward expansion. On this blog, you will examine several more topics that involve westward expansion up to 1860. Use the links that are underlined in the questions below to answer the following. Answer each question in complete sentences in a well developed paragraph. Be sure to paraphrase in your own words.
Each answer should be at least 5 sentences in length.
Value- 9 points
Due- Wednesday, November 3
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 of 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?