Oregon Treaty (1845)
With the Oregon Treaty, the United States added what today is the Pacific Northwest. In this mini-lesson, students learn how it happened, what tensions were involved, and how Native Americans were affected.
Partner Resources for this Lesson Plan include:
- Identify the 54-40 line of latitude and explain the phrase “Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!”.
- Illustrate U.S. and British territory after the Oregon Treaty.
- Draw the Oregon Trail.
- Use compass directions, lines of latitude, and meridians to draw features on a map.
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