Unformatted text preview: importing city. St. Louis had connections to the East and the West. It was a departure point for slaves who desired their freedom. Most of the trade the U.S was involved in took place in St. Louis. This was due to the fact that St. Louis served as a gateway to the West and the meeting point of the North and South. After going to war with Mexico in 1846, the U.S acquired Mexico, increasing trade with Sante Fe. Unlike New York and St. Louis, Santa Fe had a fort....
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