Manifest Destiny Map Project

 

Due date: Tuesday, May 31.

Directions: Create a neat and colorful map that shows the territories added to the United States between 1790 and 1860. Follow the steps below:

1. Draw a map of the United States in 1860.  Use a 22 x 28 Poster Board.

2. Label your map "Territories Added: 1790-1860"

3. Locate each of the following on the map:

Rivers: Label the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Columbia, Snake, & Arkansas.

States: Label and color the original 13 states (one color). Label the states added to the Union between 1790 & 1860 and give the year they became a state.

Cities: Label Washington D.C., St. Louis, New Orleans, Sacramento, Astoria, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Independence, St. Joseph, and Salt Lake City.

Areas of Expansion: Label and color the Louisiana Purchase, Florida Territory, Texas Annexation (1845), Oregon Country (1846) Mexican Cession (1848), and Gadsden Purchase (1853).

4. Add a key to your map that explains the colors and symbols used.

5. Add a compass rose to show direction.

Grading Rubric:
Territories Added 1790-1860 Map

 
RIVERS: (1 point each)
Mississippi __
Missouri __
Snake __
Ohio __
Columbia __
Arkansas __
 
STATES: (1 point each)
Original 13 States __
Maine __         Vermont __
Michigan__      Ohio __
Indiana __        Kentucky__
Missouri__       Tennessee__
Illinois__          Alabama __
Mississippi __  Louisiana__
Arkansas  __    Florida__
Texas       __    Iowa __
Wisconsin__    California__
Minnesota__    Oregon__
 
 
CITIES: (1 point each)
Washington, DC __
St. Louis __
New Orleans __
Sacramento __
Astoria __
Los Angeles __
Santa Fe __
Independence __
St. Joseph __
Salt Lake City __
 
 
AREAS OF EXPANSION:
(1 point each)
Louisiana Purchase__
Florida Territory__
Texas Annexation __
Oregon Country __
Mexican Cession __
Gadsden Purchase __
 
 
MAP: (2 points each)
Correct map title __
Correct Key __
Compass Rose __
Neatness  __
 
Your Grade:
45  50   =   Excellent
40  45   =   Good
35  40   =   Satisfactory
30  35   =   Needs Improvement
  0  30   =   Unsatisfactory