Unit 7 Westward Expansion
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Santa Fe Trail
an important trade route going between Independence, Missouri and Santa fe, New Mexico (near the Rio Grand) used from about 1821 to 1880
Trail from independence Missouri to Oregon used by many pioneers during the 1840s
Caused the start of logging industry in the Northwest
More people moving west increase the need for timber to build homes, businesses and towns.
enslaved African American who worked on inventing the reaper
Purchase of the Louisiana territory from France. Made by Jefferson, this doubled the size of the US. Explored by Lewis and Clarke.
territory of Oregon, Washington, and portions of what became British Columbia, Canada
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