Effects Of Western Expansion

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Western Expansion Western expansion is the populating of the western part of the United States. This event took place in the mid 1800s to the early 1900s, and it was the western area of the United states expanding to the pacific area of America. This event took place in result of the Manifest destiny, gold rush of 1849, the homestead act, and railroads. The primary groups that were involved with western expansion, were the Native americans and the white settlers. This also included miners, railroad tycoons, and ranchers. Many major events that occurred with this was the Indian wars, homestead act, movement of natives to reservations,
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