UNIT 7 Mini-TEST = Monday November 24th
The Nation Expands:
In this Unit we will be covering US Expansion to the West during the early to mid 19th Century (1800's). We will be doing a summative project called the "Expansion Project" (details below) that will bring all the information together. Power point and notes used in class as well as Guided Reading Worksheets are listed below.
The Expansion Project: Product and Presentations DUE WEDNESDAY 11-24&25-14
Over the course of the last several weeks we have examined expansionism in America. Your Group will be assigned one (1) of the territories covered in western expansion. Your group must then explain the significance of it and why it was critical to the development of the United States. The following territories are available for examination: Oregon Country, California “Purchase”/Bear Flag Revolt, Mexican Cession, Gadsden Purchase, Texas Annexation (Mexican American War), Louisiana Purchase, & the Annexation/Purchase of Florida. Use the map on page 312 for clarification. Your task is to create a PowerPoint, Prezi, or Story Book addressing & clearly detailing the following information:
THIS WILL BE A PROJECT/TEST GRADE!!!
History of the territory
o Who previously controlled the territory? (country / people)
o Why was this territory desirable?
o Who was President at the time?
o Where is the territory located? (Region of the United States / borders)
o What present day states are located in this territory?
o Are there any major geographical features in this territory? (Mountains / waterways)
o Was there conflict between the United States and the country that held the land?
§ War? / Wars abroad? / Natives?
o If yes, explain the conflict in detail.
o If no, explain why there was no conflict.
o How was the territory obtained? (Payment / Force / Battles)
o What were some key events that happened in this territory pre-American control?
o What were some key events that happened in this territory post-American control?
o How did these events shape the country?
Significance of the territory
o Explain why this territory was significant for the creation of the United States.
§ Economic impact?
§ Domino effect (If we obtain “A” we can get “B”?
o Explain developments, discoveries, etc…that made the expansion worthwhile:
You will have three (3+) partial class periods and the weekend to complete the entire assignment.