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Ms. Laura's Western Expansion

4th Grade Vocabulary, List 9
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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