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SS-West Expansion

4th: Unit 5: Chapter 11

Native Americans The first people to live in North America.
Trail of Tears American Indians were forced by the US Army to make the 1,000 mile trip to Indian Territory.
Pioneer Someone who went to an area before it was settled.
Settlers People who move to a new land.
Louisiana Purchase The 1803 land deal that doubled the area of our new country. It was purchased from France for $15 million.
Annexation To add land to a country.
Impressment The taking of workers against their will.
Lewis and Clark They explored the American Northwest, newly purchased from France, and some territories beyond.
California Gold Rush The 1849 discovery of gold in the Sacramento, California area that inspired the mass migration to this location.
Manifest Destiny The belief that the US had the right and duty to control all of the land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Territory An area of land that is under the authority of a government but is not given the power of self-government.
Cession Something that is given up, such as land.
Frontier The edge of a country or settled region.
Boomtown Communities that quickly grow in population.
Forty-Niners People who went to California during the Gold Rush of 1849.
Oregon Trail A route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, used by pioneers traveling to the Oregon Territory.
Canal A human-made waterway that connects bodies of water and is used for travel and shipping.
Indian Removal Act A law that ordered all the Indian nations east of the Mississippi River to move west of that river.
Mexican-American War President Polk declared war on Mexico over the dispute of land in Texas. (1846-1848)
Indian Territory The area of land that American Indians were forced to move to.
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