Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny

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  • US Government
  • We need people to move west. What should we do?
  • Lets offer farmers land, move the Indians and fund the railroad companys
  • Moving the Indians
  • This is unfair! You Cant do this to us!
  • The Government issued an act moving the Indians, you will be provided provisions for the journey.
  • This sounds like a really good deal.
  • Offering land
  • Yeeeeha
  • An offer was made issuing free land in the west if you stay on said land for five years.
  • In order to move people west the Government had to make offers to people that would make them want to do so.
  • Railroad Act
  • In that case in need to get started right away!
  • There is a new act that issues 200 feet on either side of the track you make going west.
  • Indian removal was a policy of the United States government in the 19th century whereby Native Americans were forcibly removed from their homelands in reserved lands.
  • Texas Struggle
  • To motivate farmers to migrate west the US government offered them acres of land and some cattle.
  • Gold Rush
  • I FOUND GOLD!!!!!!!!!
  • The 1862 Act authorized extensive land grants in the West and the issuance of government bonds to the Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad companies in order to construct a continuous transcontinental railroad.
  • In December 1835 the Mexicans fought and won over the Texans. The spared and sent the women and children which has sent a message saying ''Remember The Alamo''.
  • The Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848, the news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California by sea or by land. Most people did not make much profit while only few were made rich.
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