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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