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Westward Expansion Hardships

the strugles that the settlers faced during their move

Biilyy Bobb Theee 13thhh

on 24 March 2011

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Transcript of Westward Expansion Hardships

Hardships Of Westward Expansion River Crossing ! . Hundreds drowned trying to cross the Kansas, North Platte and Columbia Rivers

Those who didn't drown were usually fleeced. The charge ranged up to $16

Walking Because most emigrants overloaded their wagons, few could ride inside. Instead most walked many made the entire 2,000 mile journey on foot. Sickness
Cholera: a diarrhea illness, causes infection of the intestine. Some of the effects of cholera were watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. Cholera is spread by contaminated water and food. The bacterium may live in rivers.
Malaria: Some of the symptoms for malaria are the chills, sweats, fevers, and abdominal pain. You can get malaria by getting bitten by a infected mosquito. Then the malaria travels through your body to your liver. This is where malaria cells grow quickly.
Scurvy: This disease will produce swelling and hemorrhaging. This is caused by improper diet
Head & Body Lice
On the Oregon Trail one of the most common diseases was body and head lice. Some of the effects of head lice is constantly itching which causes the scalp to become irritated. The pioneers on the Oregon Trail got the head and body lice by not being able to bathe. They couldn't bathe because they had to wait until they found clean water. Head Lice is an infestation of a six leg insect that feeds on blood and infest the hairy parts of the body. Lice will attach themselves to the hair shaft and clothing. Eggs are hatched and need warm temperature to survive. Lice can live up to 20 or more days and during that time they will produce more eggs.

Weather Hail
Hard Rain
Liqhting and thunder
Made it hard for people to travel exspecailly cause they traveled in wagons Common Mistakes/Trial Mistakes
Wagon acedients
Wrong routes
Getting lost
animal attacks
running out of food
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