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Westward Expansion

Westward Expansion 2

Frontier A place that has never been seen
Manifest Destiny The belief that the US had the right and duty to control all of the land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Annnex/Annexation To add land to a country
Cede/Cession To give land to another country
Caravan A group traveling together on a long journey. The wagons would travel in a straight single line and then circle at night for protection
CONESTOGA: A covered wagon used to carry freight across the prairies, covered wagon used to carry freight across the prairies
Prairie Schooner Another word for covered wagon, so called because they looked like ships sailing across a sea of grass
Homesteading To settle on public land to use as a home.
RANCHO: huge properties for raising livestock
BOOMTOWN: communities that quickly grow in population
MOUNTAIN MAN: a person who lived in the mountains and was usually a trapper or a hunter.
PIONEERS: someone who went to an area before it was settled. .
FORTY-NINER: people who went to California during the Gold Rush of 1849.
EMIGRANT: a person who leaves to go live somewhere else.
Created by: ccdpittsford