Manifest Destiny: Westward Expansion

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Since its beginnings America has been a land of great progress. After Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon in 1803, we have expanded our land and ideals. We undertook a noble mission to stretch our nation from coast to coast, labeling it Manifest Destiny. Men, women, and children from East coast took hold of their destiny and traveled westward on famous trails such as the Oregon trail. The journey west was not without its hardships. Thousands of Native Americans were shoved out of their homes by the Indian Removal act of 1830, and thousands of pioneers died on the way Westward. During this time of expansion strife was growing between the North and South. A way of life run by industrialization and working clashed with a way
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