western expansion

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Turnpike

a road that one must pay to use

Canal

an artifical waterway

Lock

in a canal, an enclosed with gates at each end used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from level to level

Manifest Destiny

the idea popular in the U.S during 1800's that the country must expand its boundries to the pacific

Emigrant

a person who leaves a country or region to somewhere else

Annex

to add a territory to one's own territory

Cede

to give up by treaty

Forty-niners

People who went to California during the Gold Rush of 1849

Boomtown

community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population

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