Updated: 5/11/2020
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  • the west will be so much better!
  • day one on the trail, this will be a long trip!
  • we will lead you!
  • thanks!
  • manifest destinyamericans thought that their culture and gov was above all. they also thought it was their destiny to spread everywhere! so they decided to expand westward.
  • this is now U.S.A grounds
  • Oregon trailtravlers used this trail and it took sevral months to get from point A to point B. travlers often suffered from desease, death, and rough weather conditions. many even starved.
  • lets go get that gold!!!
  • mountian menmountian men were fur trappers who live off the land and explore oregon. they established trails and lead settlers across mountians.
  • salt lake city will be built here!!!
  • mexican american wartexas upset mexico who still wanted the territory. so they fought in a war that lasted a little under 2 years to gain more land in the west.in the end america expanded west and gained new mexico, cali, and arizona!
  • california gold rushgold was found in California which made people want to go there and make a fortune.how many people decided to settle there and help it become an official state!
  • mormons in utahmormons experience a lot of persecution for their beliefs while living in the east.many Mormon women men and Children built a settlement that attracted the Americans west.
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