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  • Most Important Contributor To American Expansion
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    American expansion to the Pacific was introduced to the people of the country by several different means. The reasons for expansion did not exclude Politics, economy, nor society. Primarily the contributions that that the rise of expansion can be attributed to include Manifest Destiny, land hunger, suspicion of British intentions as well as trade opportunities. Each was valuable, some more than others, to impel the wheels of expansionism to begin. The most important contributor to American expan...
  • Land Jefferson
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    Quite possibly one of the most important purchases in the history of The United States was the one in which Thomas Jefferson enabled the size of the country to double. The territory was the Louisiana Territory, the 820,000 square mile piece of land was bought for 15 million dollars which equaled out to about three cents an acre. The United States originally only wanted to buy the port of New Orleans. Thomas Jefferson wanted to buy this because there was a risk that the half million Americans liv...
  • Travelers Cross Indian Land
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    The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail was a very important aspect in the history of our country's development. When Marcus and Narcisse Whitman made the first trip along the Oregon Trail, many Americans saw a window of opportunity. The Oregon Trail was the only practical way to pass through the Rockies. Pioneers crammed themselves into small wagons to try to make it to the unsettled land; however, 10% of these pioneers died on the way due to disease and accidents. The journey along the Oregon Trail ...
  • Native Americans
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    What Was an American? During the eighteenth century, thousands of Western Europeans fled their homes of England, Scotland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands to come to the newly discovered America. For most, it was a long, stressful journey that seemed to have no end. They arrived to a country experiencing colonization, growth, slavery, oppression, and hope. Some came for better economic aspirations, some came to escape the cruel living conditions of their previous homes, and some were shippe...
  • Pahom's Land
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    The Greed of Americans During Westward Expansion The story, "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" , by Leo Tolstoy is a story about Americans taking advantage of the Indians. Although it is set in Russia, it is about the greed that many people had at the time and the outcome of that greed. The opening scene represents the Europeans coming over to America. During that time, the mid-1800's, the Europeans were rich and their relatives in America were poor. The younger sister in the story represents the ...
  • American Since America
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    Land of the Free and Home of the Brave! Today there are approximately 250 million living Americans. But what exactly is an American This is a very difficult question to answer, for there is absolutely no answer that everyone will agree upon! Technically speaking, an American is any person who is a citizen of the United States of America, either by birth or by naturalization. Yet this superficial definition does not even begin to describe what an American truly represents. With a group of 250 mil...
  • Purchase Of The Louisiana Territory
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    Louisiana Purchase I believe that the Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest impacts on American society because of the large amount of land and how it helped our economy. Int his report you will see how lucky that the United States is to have obtained this large piece of land from France. Their are many reasons why Napoleon had to sell this large piece of land. Napoleon thought that this land could be a great asset to the French if they knew what to do with it. He didn't want to sell the Lo...
  • Land From Other Countries
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    Manifest Destiny is a historic duty, in the 1800's the Americans believed that the manifest destiny of the United States was to expand to the pacific ocean. The United States started as costal colonies but eventually the fulfilled their manifest destiny and expanded buy conquering and purchasing land. The Americans gained more land by buying it from France in the Louisiana Purchase and they also acquired land by cession as they did in the Mexican Cession. Other ways of expanded their land was to...
  • Lands West Of The Mississippi River
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    On April 12th, 1803, delegates of the United States and of France agreed that the United States bought the large region of French-owned lands west of the Mississippi River. The United States spent fifteen million on this land or 3 cents an acre. This was known as the Louisiana Purchase. France had given this area to Spain first which was a fraction of the treaty fabricated to end the French and Indian war. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte surreptitiously planned to give the land back to France. The p...

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