Westward Exspansion
Updated: 1/21/2020
Westward Exspansion
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  • Homestead Act
  • 160 ACERS
  • FREE LAND
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • $15,000,000
  • Mexican Cession
  • Treaty of Guadalupe HidalgoPeace treatyThis concludes the Mexican American War.
  • Oregon Territory
  • Homestead act settlers 160 acres of public land. All the homesteaders had to do was pay a small filing fee and complete five years of continuous residence before receiving ownership of the land.
  • Oregon Territory
  • A transaction between the US and the French in 1803 in which the US provided 15 million dollars in exchange for all of the Louisiana territory (about 828,000 sq mi.) which almost doubled the US's size . This purchase was made by Thomas Jefferson .
  • Texas Annexation
  • The Mexican cession is the region of the south west United States that was acquired through the Mexican American war . This was purchased through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo .
  • Creation of the Transcontinental Railroad/Gadsden Purchase
  • Gadsen
  • The Oregon territory was an organized territory of the U.S that existed from August 14, 1848, until February 14, 1859.
  • The Texas annexation was the 1845 annexation of the Republic of Texas into the United States of America. Texas then became the 28th state of the US.
  • An agreement between the US and Mexico in which the US agreed to pay $10 million for a 29,670 square mile portion of Mexico which then became part of New Mexico and Arizona. This purchase was made to complete the transcontinental railroad.
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