Identify and Explain Reasons for Changes in Political Boundaries

Use the timeline above to write a paragraph that identifies what territories became states between 1864 and 1896 and explains why so many territories became states during this time span. Be sure to consider the rapid rate of westward expansion during this time and the requirements for statehood.


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The abundance of resources and the advent of railroads spurred the expansion of towns and cities in the West. This development introduced European immigrants to the area, and signaled the influx of new residents into new territories, increasing the demand for Indian land

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