Westward Expansion Travel Guide Project


1. Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Lewis and Clark Trail
Lewis and Clark’s great journey west begins in Washington D.C. and zigzags along the eastern seaboard encompassing the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania; then proceeds through Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. The trail then meanders through the great plains of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and continues through the mountains and the valleys of Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, concluding at the Pacific Ocean. The Lewis and Clark Trail is a cultural destination that covers over 4,600 miles, crosses four time zones, and showcases some of the most beautiful and rugged areas of America. Clark crossed remains unchanged. From river canyons to mountain meadows. Montana’s rivers and highways flow past scores of landmarks related to the expedition.
The Northwest Passage was not Jefferson’s only priority. In fact, of the tasks assigned them, Lewis and…

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Jackson Indiana removal


When Andrew Jackson became president in 1829, he quickly instituted a coercive removal policy. In 1830, the Indian Removal Act granted Jackson funds and authority to remove the Indians by force if necessary. The Georgia legislature passed a resolution stating that after 1830, Indians could not be parties to or witnesses in court cases involving whites. Treaties signed in 1830 and 1832 had begun the removal of the Chickasaws from Alabama and the Choctaws from Alabama. In 1836, the Georgia militia attacked Creeks residing in the state. In that year, 15,000 Creeks were removed and forced west of the Mississippi. Between 1835 and 1840, the federal government spent 420 million on a war to eject the Seminoles from Florida.


I’m Andrew Jackson and I only take what is mine. The Indiana land is ours and we going to protect for the people that is not like us. That people don’t have the right to have the good land.
I’m the Cherokee leader and I believe that president Jackson doesn’t have heart, because he is removing us from our land. He give us the land that he doesn’t want, because he believe that we don’t have the right to be American. But I am more American that him, because I was born in here and I have Native American blood.

This is an institute to protect the Cherokees.

This is the most famous trials in American history and that was the trial of tears.

I invite you to come to visit this historic place, because you going to learn a lot more about the difficult moments that the Cherokees have.
In my opinion the United States doesn’t have a any excuses, because they only take the land with wars and with force.


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Mexican-American War


The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) marked the first U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil. It pitted a politically divided and militarily unprepared Mexico against the expansionist-minded administration of U.S. President James K. Polk, who believed the United States had a “manifest destiny” to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. A border skirmish along the Rio Grande started off the fighting and was followed by a series of U.S. victories. When the dust cleared, Mexico had lost about one-third of its territory, including nearly all of present-day California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.


I’m Santa Anna and I have power to sell the Mexican territory, because I am the president. I don’t have any options when the United States of America take the land with force. They are so powerful and cruel. When they start the war against us, I really tried to stopped them, but they were more soldiers than us. When we lost the war, we knew that a lot of us lost their life’s and their homes.
Hello my name is president Polk and I believe that god give us the right to take all the American continent land. We take the land, because is ours. I’m so happy that we won the war, because we take a lot of territory.

This is the border.


This is when they construct the border.

R.I.P. Illegal immigrants

I invite you to visit the border, you going to be more conscious about illegal immigration. You need to know the stories of the people.

In the history of Mexican-American war, is not point of view about the people that lost their lands. “We don’t cross the border the frontier cross us”.
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Andrew Jackson

Hello everyone my name is John C. Calhoun, I meet Andrew Jackson before i was Vice President, at that time he was the president of the United states. I also have close relationship with him, we were good friends, but when he start to be cruel with the Native American people that in my opinion were good people and don’t deserve this. He get mad of me and he declare me his enemy.

Many political issues separated Jackson and me, his Vice President. One was the issue of states rights. Hoping for sympathy from President Jackson, I and the other states-rights party members sought to trap Jackson into a pro-states-rights public pronouncement at a Jefferson birthday celebration in April 1832. .Jackson had humiliated me in public. Jackson proved that he was unafraid to stare down his enemies, no matter what position they might hold.

He was a lier and he hurt not only me, but everyone around him. He only believe in his self and not in others. He don’t give the rights to the native Americans, and they are humans too. I don’t have nothing to tank to Andrew Jackson, because when he turn president he lost my friendship. Thank you to listen this man who don’t have good memories of Andrew Jackon, because he don’t have any.