Westward Expansion

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  • texas independence

    Texas declares independence from Mexico
  • trail of tears

    Thousands of Cherokee Indians die on forced march to reservations.
  • Gold Rush

    It was a time when everyome was moving to california for gold
  • California became a state

    Compromise of 1850 admits California as free state but Fugitive Slave Law enacted.
  • the fugitive slave act

    In order to deter slaves from escaping and free citizens from aiding in escape attempts, legislation was passed in Congress by southern congressmen. These laws stipulated that it was illegal for any citizen to assist an escaped slave
  • Abolitionist Movement

    This was when slavery was stopped