The West. A.P. U.S. History Mr. Krueger. Settling the West. Horace Greeley, editor of New York Times – “If you head west and make yourself a farm in Uncle Sam’s domain, you will crowd nobody, starve nobody and neither you or your children will beg for something to do.”
A.P. U.S. History
The less favorable side of settlement was seen in the ghost towns, abandoned farms, and devastated environment left by miners. The west was a place of conquest, exploitation, and a land of cowboys and quick fortunes.