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Westward Expansion

QuestionAnswer
Louisiana Purchase An agreement that almost doubled the size of the U.S
expedition A journey taken by a group of people with a specific purpose.
embargo A law that is passed to prohibit trade with other nations
nationalism Loyalty and devotion to a nation
Monroe Doctrine An American policy warning European powers not to interfere with the Americas
Indian Territory U.S land what is now Oklahoma where Congress planned to move Native Americans
frontier Outer edge of a settled region
pioneer An early settler of a region
wagon train The common method of transportation to the West, which wagons traveled in groups for safety
Gold Trail In 1849 when many settlers moved to California in search of gold
textile Fabric that is woven
economy The way that a society or nation produces and distributes goods and services
industrialization the process of moving from an agricultural society, in which most goods are handmade, to a society that thrives on machine-manufactured goods
technology The use of human knowledge to create tools and machines that allow us to navigate and control the environment; does not have to be electronic
Louisiana Purchase ~Cost the U.S $15 million ~brought from France ~doubled the size of the U.S from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
Lewis and Clark ~Goals-map the river; make friends with the Native Americans; look for a new passage that flowed to the Pacific Ocean ~They were sent on the expedition by Thomas Jefferson
Indian Removal Act/Trail of Tears ~Gold was found on Indian territory and the settlers wanted it for themselves ~Congress issued the Indian Removal Act to push the Indians of there land to the Indian Territory in Oklahoma
Indian Removal Act/Trail of Tears ~Trail of Tears- an 880 mile journey that included over 60,000 Native Americans from the tribes that took place from 1831-1842. It stretched from Florida through Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and ended in Oklahoma in the Indian Territory.
Indian Removal Act/Trail of Tears ~Tribes involved- Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, Cherokee
Indian Removal Act/Trail of Tears
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