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5th grade history

Westward Movement test study guide BRY

What increased the size of the United States and caused exploration of lands further west? Louisiana Purchase
What is one effect of settlers moving west? Fighting occurred between settlers and Native Americans.
What is 1 reason the people of the frontier kept moving west? to get land, crowding, etc away from diseases, gold
Explain why life on the frontier was difficult, long journey, crossing rivers and mountains, broken wagons, lack of supplies and food, fighting with the Indians, sickness
How did settlers benefit from being able to cross the Appalachian mountains? They were able to explore more lands.
How did the Gold Rush affect western settlements in the United States? There was a sudden increase in population in California.
List 2 things the Cherokee experienced during the “Trail of Tears”. hunger, lack of supplies, forced to march a long distance, disease, bad weather, going to smaller size of land
List 2 hardships the pioneers of the Oregon Trail would have faced. Crossing rivers and mountains, bad weather, lack of supplies and food, sickness, no houses
Identify 2 effects of the Indian Removal Act. More land for the settlers, the Indians were forced to leave, fighting with the Indians
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