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  • Conquest Of The West
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    Book Review - Westward Expansion 1807-1880 THESIS: After the War of 1812 much of America's attention turned to exploration and settlement of its territory to the West, which had been greatly enlarged by the Louisiana Purchase. SUMMARY: Families of pioneers swept westward and founded new communities throughout what is now the Midwest, and between 1816 and 1821, six new states were admitted to the Union. The land boom was fed by encouragement from the federal government and the actions of land spe...
  • Mexican Territory And Mexico
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    THE WESTWARD EXPANSION Introduction The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the central theme of American history, down to the end of the 19th century and as the main factor in the shaping of American history. As Frederick Jackson Turner says, the greatest force or influence in shaping American democracy and society had been that there was so much free land in America and this profoundly affected American society. Motives After the revolution, the winning of independence opened up the ...
  • West As A Phase Of Social Organization
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    The Western Frontier As I sat thinking about what to write about the western frontier I started to realize that issues were the things that at least keep me going and I knew I could say a lot on both. I couldn't quite figure out how I was going to put them together until I did some research and other reading and started to remember their life and its purposes. I'm not the one to into history but I came across some very interesting information which I felt could bring my points of view out quite ...
  • Thomas Jefferson In Support Of Expansion
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    Thomas Jefferson supported the territorial expansion of the U.S., for the progress and successful domination of the Western Hemisphere by a Republican, agrarian society. Thomas Jefferson held firmly to the belief that this domination would occur naturally and function in balance, with the absence of governmental interference, resembling the laws of supply and demand. The U.S., he believed would become a nation of yeoman farmers only by expanding and utilizing the vast expanse west. Thomas Jeffer...
  • Double Team The Wagon
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    A group of wagon comes up, then far away with dust raising This is the scenery we can see constantly in most western movies. Wagon carried out an important character in the Westward Expansion and became a symbol of American west. Some words about the Westward Expansion (from Pioneers: the American West) With the need to become the middleman in world trade, the United States sought to secure the west coast and in doing so, gain dominance over the western frontier. Westward Expansion into the Amer...

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