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  • Trail of tears (Indian removable act)
  • Oregon Trail
  • The donner Party
  • Sorry
  • The Indian removable act was signed by Jackson to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation policy.
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Travelers were inspired by dreams of gold and rich farmlands, but they were also motivated by difficult economic times in the east and the diseases like yellow fever and malaria that were decimating the Midwest around 1837.
  • Manifest Destiny
  • was a group of American pioneers led by George Donner and James F. Reed who set out for California in a wagon train in May 1846. They were delayed by a series of mishaps and mistakes, and spent the winter of 1846–47 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada.
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • heir mission was to explore the unknown territory, establish trade with the Natives and affirm the sovereignty of the United States in the region. One of their goals was to find a waterway from the US to the Pacific Ocean.
  • the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.
  • the Louisiana purchase is when jackson wanted more farm land so asks Napoleon to have some Louisiana territory and then gives them all of Louisiana for 15 Million
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