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  • Louisiana purchase
  • hey I want Louisiana. 
  • I don't want Louisiana!
  • Indian removal in the south west
  • hey keep on walking!
  • Texas
  • keep going Fellas!
  • Tomas Jefferson wanted the Mississippi river, and Spain had just banned America to use it. napoleon wanted to just sell New Orleans but, Napoleon did not want Louisiana either. Tomas Jefferson was not able to buy all of it. Tomas wanted to get rid of France as their neighbor. Tomas Jefferson decided to Buy Louisiana for 15 million Dollars anyway. This benefits America because it gave more land for every white man to have Farm land. it also gave them access to the Mississippi river.
  • Mexican war
  • we need Texas to be in America
  • no we need it in Mexico!
  • When Andrew Jackson was able to push the Indian Removal act through congress in 1830. It took the U.S government 30 years to move all indigenous to move past the Mississippi river. They forced over 15,000 members of the Cherokee tribe to move to present day Oklahoma in 1838. Many people died. the trail that the took was called the "Trail of tears" about 4,000 Cherokee died. this land belonged to 5 different tribes. When people didn't listen they were in prisoned. some of the soldiers has some regrets on what they were doing.
  • Oregon territory
  • we can share it
  • Mexico was been in control of Taxes for a while and, wanted more settlers to come to Mexico. the land was good for farming. The only thing that Mexico asked for was that you become Mexico citizens. they had just won independence from Spain. there was lot of chaos and fighting. Stephen F. Austin was a leader. He went to jail for the Mexico he believed that he should stay loyal to Mexico and went o jail for no charges.
  • American Indians and west expansion
  • get out of my land
  • Mexico and America had an argument that taxes should be part of the Nueces river which is Mexico owned. But America thought that Taxes should be part of the Rio Grande river which is U.S owned. America ended up with the land.
  • Great Britain controlled this territory. But James Polk promised this land to the U.S when he got elected. he let great Britain think that they would go to war just to gain control of this land. he was bluffing but he knew he would be able to get all of it. They ended up making a deal to just share the land. 
  • America wanted a mining opportunity for silver and Gold they also wanted the opportunity to work in the cattle industry, a lot of cattle died . they also wanted news ways to travel. they made treaty's with some tribes which causes them to move away. And some tribes were not having it. 
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