BC: Works Cited | Appleby, Joyce; Brinkley, Alan; Broussard, Albert S.; McPherson, James M.; Ritchie, Donald A. The Jackson Era, Growth and Expansion, Manifest Destiny. New York, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, 2005. 304-378, Print.
FC: Inspecting Westward Expansion
1: Ideas: The idea to expand the country is how westward expansion began. Most settlers wanted to begin a new life in a new place, and to have their own land. This influenced the expansion greatly.
2: Lewis and Clark's expedition opened up many options for the country to expand.
3: National Geographic; The mountains made travel and settlement to the west difficult. It delayed travel and settlement many times.
4: Agriculture, certain water features, game, and other natural resources made a huge difference in where the settlers actually ended up staying. When moving West they looked for things that would make new life easier for them.
5: The Native Americans helped settlers greatly by providing resources, and helping them get to know the land better. They were guides, and possibly without their help the settlers wouldn't have made it so far.
6: Water features such as canals and rivers helped settlers travel.
7: Social: The groups and cultures of Native Americans clashed. This caused many problems.
8: Political: President Jefferson gave Lewis and Clark the orders to start moving forward with exploring the new land. He had certain things he wanted done, and they were to do exactly as he said.
9: Jackson passed the Trail of Tears Act. | The Trail of Tears forced the Native Americans off their land, this also caused many more issues with the settlers and the Natives. After this act was passed the government purchased a lot of the land the Natives had lived on.
11: There were many important documents during this time period. Such as, the Monroe Doctrine, Indian Removal Act, and others that impacted the way society lived.
12: Culture: Morman: this was a new religion at the time of westward expansion. Many people joined this religious group.
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