12.2 Americans Move Westward. Main Idea During the early 1800’s, a flood of settlers pushed the frontier ever farther to the West. Western Expansion. Land and economic opportunity. Manifest Destiny. Large numbers of settlers moved toward the western frontier. Moving West.
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During the early 1800’s, a flood of settlers pushed the frontier ever farther to the West.
-Crossed Appalachian Mtns. into Kentucky.
-Great Lakes to the Atlantic.
-Maine: Free, Missouri: Slave.
-36*30’ line allows slavery to be legal.
-Allowed slave owners to pursue escaped fugitive slaves into “Free regions.”