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  • homested act
  • 1803--Louisiana Purchase
  • 1848--Mexican Cession
  • the homestead act is they give people free land but if they don't do anything with it(5 years) then you have to pay the government how much it was
  • 1846--Oregon Territory
  • was a land deal between the United States and France, in which the U.S. acquired got 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.
  • 1845--Texas Annexation
  • United States by Mexico at the end of the Mexican Was The terms of this transfer were spelled out in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848.
  • Creation of the Transcontinental Railroad/Gadsden Purchase
  • Oregon boundary dispute between the U.S. and Britain was settled with the signing of the Oregon Treaty The British gained sole possession of the land north of the 49th parallel
  • Texas annexation is when we took over Texas
  • provided the land necessary for a southern transcontinental railroad and attempted to resolve conflicts that lingered after the Mexican-American War
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