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  1. Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny

  2. Why can we move West? • Open land! -Texas, Gadsden Purchase, Louisiana Purchase • Free land! -Homestead Act, Morrill Land Act • Technology -transcontinental railroad, cheap goods, oil in Texas!, Bessemer process, Barbed Wire!!!!

  3. Transcontinental Railroad

  4. What is the West like? • Indian tribes in Oklahoma- moved by the Indian Removal Act under Andrew Jackson -Five Civilized Tribes • Buffalo • Rugged terrain

  5. Indian Territory

  6. How do we get West? • Oregon Trail • Mormon Pioneer Trail • Boomers and Sooners

  7. Mormon Pioneer Trail

  8. Who lives in the West? • Cowboys • Cattle Barons • Bonanza Farmers • Homesteaders

  9. What happens to the Indians? • Dawes Act • Assimilation • Indian Schools