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Chapter 16 Manifest Destiny and Settling the West
Terms in this set (15)
An area set aside for American Indians to live on
Two places are separated by this geographic line
A person who leaves his or her homeland to settle in a new country
The Louisiana Purchase
The first land acquisition for the United States
People from the East coast that travelled overland in wagons
A group of people sent to explore unknown places.
Why did the United States want new acquisitions in the West?
To give people from the United States more land to farm and live on.
Manifest destiny was the belief that the United States should
Expand to the Pacific Ocean
Many Chinese immigrants found work helping to build
The transcontinental railroad
Some newcomers to the West learned the skills to be cowboys from the
The United States got Florida from...
The United States and Great Britain agreed on a boundary for the
The forty niners traveled west for
Which state was settled mainly by Mormons?
What was the main reason American Indians went onto reservations?
The U.S. government forced them to move
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