Western migration

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western migration The settlement of North America began on the East Cost. It was necessary because the population was growing and so more space was needed. The new frontier was the Mississippi, no more the Appalachian mountains. In 1840, the term of the Americans was manifest destiny the God-given right to expand their territory. After annexing Texas and Oregon it became a popular slogan for the territorial expansions. By the end of the 19th century most Native Americans, who were the victims of the manifest destiny , had been resettled on reservations. During the 19th century overland routes were used to cross the vast plains and the Rocky Mountains towards California. Another reason for the settlement was the gold rush of 1849. The population of California grew from 15,000 before the gold rush to 225,000 by 1853. But most of the settlers had no luck with searching for gold. The frontier, like the western expansion is also called, was closed in 1890. It was one of the most important issues in the formation of the USA. But the West continues even today to have a strong fascination for many Americans. So they began exploring in the 1960s, President John F. Kennedy called this the new frontier . You see: expanding their territory is ingrained in the American way of thinking. p.t.o. Vocabulary: English word Translation (territorial) annexation Annexion, Gebietsaneignung (to) annex territory Land annektieren (the) covered wagon prairie schooner Planwagen (the) destination Ziel ...

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