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PCS US History

U.S. Expansion/Movement

TermDefinition
Louisiana Purchase expand west; Manifest Destiny (U.S. not only could, but was destined to, expand from coast to coast)
Erie Canal connected Hudson River with Lake Erie; travel between Atlantic coast and Great Lakes
Homestead Act (1862) government gives land to settlers who meet requirements; at least 21, citizen, $10 registration fee, build house and live there six months of year, farm land for five years before claiming ownership
Transcontinental Railroad after Civil War form coast to coast; most workers were immigrants (Irish/Chinese)
Interstate Highway Act (1956) provided $26 billion to build interstate highway system
Mexican War dispute over southern border of Texas; Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Gadsden Purchase
Spanish-American War sinking of Battleship Maine; Treaty of Paris signed recognizing Cuba's independence
Migration to Sunbelt moving south; warmer climate
Migration Northward of African American in search of a better life; search for factory jobs
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