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“MANIFEST DESTINY”. OREGON COUNTRY. CLAIMS TO OREGON. United States. Great Britain. Spain. Russia. Great Britain. United States. JOINT OCCUPATION. JOHN JACOB ASTOR. Merchant---American Fur Company—first trust; first US multi-millionaire. MOUNTAIN MEN. MOUNTAIN MEN. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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MANIFEST DESTINY

MANIFEST DESTINY

OREGON COUNTRY

COLUMBIA RIVER2CLAIMS TO OREGONUnited States

Great Britain

Spain

Russia

United States

Great Britain

JOINTOCCUPATIONJOHN JACOB ASTORMerchant---American Fur Companyfirst trust; first US multi-millionaire

Several British companies, most notably theNorth West Companyand theHudson's Bay Company, capitalized on the lucrative trade in furs and were led by high-ranking partners.

American Fur Company1808-18476MOUNTAIN MEN

MOUNTAIN MENJim BeckwourthAfrican-American mountain man; lived amongst Crow Indians

Jedediah Smithmountain man who found the South Pass through the Rocky Mountains

The Oregon TrailTens of Thousands made Great Migration

2000 Mi. Journey

Missouri

Across the Great Plains

Platte River

Through the South Pass

Snake River

Columbia River

Willamette Valley, Oregon

MANIFEST DESTINYTerm coined by newspaper editor John OSullivan in the 1840s.

UNITED STATES HAD SPECIAL PURPOSE TO POSSESS THE ENTIRE CONTINENTAllotted(chosen) by Providence (fate/divine intervention) for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.191844 Election

James K. PolkDemocratHenry ClayWhig

Slogan: 54/40 or Fight(Northern Border of Oregon)WINNER

Oregon Compromise

Great Britain&United States

JOINT

Boundary Line Set at 49 Degree NorthIn 1846

OCCUPATION