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4th Grade Vocabulary, List 9

territory

land that belongs to a national government but is not a state

expedition

long journey by a group to explore or do battle

route

open way for travel or transportation

Alamo

mission and fort that was the site of a siege and battle during the Texas Revolution, resulted in the massacre of all its defenders

Gold Rush

period from 1848 to 1856 when thousands of people came to California in order to search for gold.

49-ers

people who rushed to California in search of gold

hinder

to slow or impede progress, an obstacle

benefit

good result

expansion

extending the nation beyond its existing borders

assimilate

absorb a group into the culture of a larger population

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