Chapter 9 Learning Objectives

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" This lithograph by Currier & Ives depicts four of the major inventions of the nineteenth century: the lightning steam press, the electric telegraph, the locomotive, and the steamboat, all of which were developed during the Industrial Revolution." - pbs.org

Chapter Objective:
  • To understand the causes and consequences of western settlement and to summarize the events surrounding the independence of Texas and the War with Mexico.

SECTION 1 The Market Revolution

  1. Describe how industrialization and capitalism impacted the U.S. economy.
  2. Identify the inventions that enhanced people's lives and helped fuel the country's economic growth.
  3. Explain how improved transportation and communication systems helped to link America's regions and make them interdependent.

SECTION 2 Manifest Destiny

  1. Summarize the reasons American settlers headed west during the mid-1800s.
  2. Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans.
  3. Identify the westward trails and some of the people who used them.

SECTION 3 Expansion in Texas

  1. Explain why Mexico encouraged settlement in Texas.
  2. Describe how Texas gained its independence.

SECTION 4 The War with Mexico

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Battle of the Alamo, Mexicans and Texans fight to the death. Painting by Percy Moran.

  1. Summarize the conflicting attitudes on waging war with Mexico.
  2. Describe key battles that helped the United States win the war with Mexico.
  3. Identify U.S. territories gained from Mexico.
  4. Explain the impact of the discovery of gold in California on the development of the West.


Chapter 9 Power Point Presentations:



Chapter 9 Video Resources:

"Gold Rush" - (History.com) - Section 9-2


"The Alamo" - (History.com) - Section 9-3



"Rio Grande" (History.com) - Section 9-4



Chapter 9 Assignments:

Date
In-Class Assignment
Readings
Homework Assignments
Thursday
1.22.15
  • Download the Unit 3 PDF file.
  • Read Section 9-1 pp. 274-279
  • In your notes, list the benefits of the following inventions regarding industry, communication, and transportation. If an inventor is mentioned for the product, list them as well.
    • Sewing Machine
    • Telegraph
    • Morse Code
    • Telephone
    • Radio
    • Steamboat
    • Canals
    • Railroads
    • Mechanical Reaper
    • Steel Plow
  • Discuss the changes brought about by the Market Revolution
  • Read Section 9-2 pp. 280-287
  • Download Unit 3 PDF file
  • Finish 9-1 in-class assignment if you didn't do so in class
Friday
1.23.15
  • No reading assignment
Monday
1.24.15
  • Discuss the Texas War for Independence
  • Read Section 9-3 pp. 288-292 and Section 9-4 pp. 293-299.
  • Work on 7,8,9 Study Guide - due Wednesday, 1.27.15
Tuesday
1.26.15
  • No reading assignment
  • Work on 7,8,9 Study Guide - due 1.27.15
  • Study for Chapter 9 Quiz tomorrow
Wednesday
1.27.15
  • Take Chapter 9 Quiz
  • Review for Unit 2 Test
  • No reading assignment
  • Study for Unit 2 (Ch. 7,8, and 9) test on Thursday, 1.25.15
Thursday
1.28.15
  • Unit 2 Test Today
  • Read Section 10-1 pp. 304-309
  • No written assignment

Chapter 9 Quiz Review Terms

  • Market Revolution
  • Capitalism
  • Railroads vs. Steamships
  • Samuel Morse
  • John Deere
  • Cyrus McCormick
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Mormons/Joseph Smith
  • "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight"
  • Appeal of Texas for American Settlers
  • Empresario
  • Stephen Austin
  • Battle of Alamo
  • Samuel Houston
  • Treaty of Velasco
  • Texas Annexation Controversy
  • James K. Polk
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • Gasden Purchase
  • California Gold Rush/Forty-Niners