HIST271 EXAM 1 - Reconstruction 1 President Andrew's...

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Reconstruction1)President Andrew's failure
6)Compromise of 1877
Westward Expansion1)History of Westward expansion Prior to Civil Wara)Land acquired from the Louisiana Purchase allowed the pioneers to expand westward into the Midwest. Between 1816 and 1821, six new states were admitted to the Unionb)After the Midwest had been developed, the nation then turned towards the far west.b.i)Annexation of Texas to the Union in 1845 started the Mexican war.b.ii)After resounding victory, the US acquired New Mexico, California and Oregon.2)Manifest Destinya)A widespread belief among the Americans that they were chosen by God to settle the landfrom sea to shining sea.3)Major causes of Westward Expansion during after 1860sa)Transcontinental Railroad of 1869a.i)The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad allowed cheap transportation and fast travel times from and to the West.b)Gold Rushb.i)In 1869, the gold rush flooded the far west with Americans.c)Homestead Actc.i)Gave individual settlers 160 acres of western land if they live on the land, improve it by farming and building a house.

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