westward expansion-Isaac

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In History
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    westward expansion
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    President Thomas Jefferson buys the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million. This doubles the size of the United States
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Congress passes a law to move Native Americans from the Southeast to the west of the Mississippi River.
  • trail of tears

    trail of tears
    The Cherokee was forced to march from the east coast to Oklahoma. thousands die along the way
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    People begin to travel west in wagons on the Oregon Trail. Around 300,000 people would take the trail over the next 20 years.
  • Gold Rush begins

    Gold Rush begins
    ames Marshall discovers gold at Sutter's Mill. Soon word is out and people rush to California to get rich.