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Many people began to head west for less crowded areas.
America's belief the expansion of the US throughout the american continents was both justified and inevitable.
If you moved onto a small plot of land and farmed it yourself you would be given that land.
Because of the gold rush of 1849 everyone headed to California.
Manifest destiny changed the USA because of the westward expansion. West grew three times in size to become 50 states.
The pioneers made the oregon trail famous because hundreds of thousands of people traveled it.
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