Westward Expansion Social/Cultural

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In History
  • Lewis and Clark Peaceful relations

    Lewis and Clark Peaceful relations
    While on the trek west Lewis and Clark created 100's of peaceful relations with Native Americans
  • Buffalo Massacre

    Buffalo Massacre
    Fort’s bill made it through Congress, but was vetoed by President Ulysses S. Grant. “In the debates over the bills, supporters invoked the anticruelty rhetoric of the SPCA,” Isenberg said. “Most opponents of the bills believed, like Columbus Delano, that the disappearance of the bison would be the easiest and quickest way to subdue the nomadic Indians of the Plains.”
  • Top Hat

    Top Hat
    By the 1830s, fortunately for beaver populations, beaver pelt became démodé as the silk top hat appeared. Until the turn of the century, the silk top hat was ubiquitous in respectable Victorian society.
  • Oregon Trail Religious Freedom

    Oregon Trail Religious Freedom
    During the Oregon Trail groups of Religions were able to get freedom due to westward expansion.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    On January 24, 1848, James Wilson Marshall, a carpenter originally from New Jersey, found flakes of gold in the American River at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Coloma, California.
  • Railroad Expansion

    Railroad Expansion
    By 1850, some 9,000 miles of track had been laid east of the Missouri River. During that same period, the first settlers began to move westward across the United States; this trend increased dramatically after the discovery of gold in California in 1849.
  • Pony Express

    Pony Express
    The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail using relays of horse-mounted riders that operated from April 3, 1860, to October 24, 1861, between Missouri and California in the United States of America.