Westward Expansion In The Late 1800s

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In the late 1800’s the United States was a young nation. That wanted to expand it’s boarder’s so they headed west. This began the great “Westward Expansion”. Due to the westward expansion natives were taken from their and pushed to reservation around 1849. Native tried to fight back. The government by either using forces or speaking politically. The government sold Native American land for profit. The westward expansion decreases the Native American population while the settlers benefit by it from land and gold. The U.S moved the Native Americans to small plots of land that the settlers called reservation. This land was something the government didn’t want. Some Native Americans didn’t want to move. So they were forced to by the U.S militia.
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