When the Revolutionary War began with the fighting at Lexington and Concord in 1775, what is now the United States was only 13 small colonies trapped between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mts. By 1860, less than 100 years later, the young nation had spread its borders westward to the Pacific Ocean. This dramatic growth will be the focus of our project.
Read pp. pp. 318-322, pp. 356-357, and pp. 393- 417 in your textbook. Then study the attached pages. They contain note-style information about how the U.S. gained the territory it needed and wanted to expand across North America in the years between 1783 and 1860. Your task is to present this information in a different way.
Your presentation could take a number of forms. Some ideas are:
These are only a few of the possibilities!
Be creative and original, but be sure that you also...
show the growth of the United States, and
explain how, when, and why each territory became a part of the U.S.
More links will be added as the project develops!