Immigrants came to California for the purpose of getting rich , most didn't get rich, but ended up staying in California.
the forced removal of Native Americans in order to claim their land and to reduce the level of conflicts between them and settlers.
connected Missouri and Oregon, 2000 mile journey, pioneers traveled it in hopes of obtaining fertile and cheap land.
the US brings Texas into the United States, helping to spread the US across the continent
felt they were being persecuted for their beliefs and chose to move into the area that becomes Utah
Fugitive Slave Act
allowed slave catchers to take runaway slaves back to the South and punished whites who helped runaways
territory where bloody fighting will take place as a result of proslavery settlers arriving from Missouri
leader of the Democratic Party, supported by the common man and those on the frontier