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Unit 6 Vocabulary

Westward Expansion

anthem a patriotic song used to express praise or loyalty to a nation
foreign policy the actions a government takes in relation to other governments and nations
frontier an undeveloped region on the edge of settled territory
impressment the act of being forced to serve in the armed forces
Monroe Doctrine a policy made by President James Monroe warning European nations to stay out of the Americas
nationalism the belief that your country and its culture are better than others
pioneer a person who settles a new place before others
Trail of Tears the forced march of 15,000 Cherokee in 1838, traveling from the American southeast to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma
annex to take territory and join it to a state or country
gold rush the quick movement of people to a place where gold has been discovered
manifest destiny the belief that the United States had a right to add territory until it reached the Pacific Ocean
wagon train a line of wagons traveling as a group
Created by: kkankel