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What were some of the effect of Westward Expansion
Transcript of What were some of the effect of Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion generally had negative effects on the Native Americans. Native Americans were forced to live on reservations. The buffalo, an important resource, experienced rapid population decline. Military conflict between Whites and Native Americans resulted in many deaths.
Cumberland Gap and Trails West
By: Edith McCall
Slide show by: Daelyn Borden
The major factor involved with westward expansion was violent confrontation due to polar opposite forms of culture and government. Any oppositions from the native americans was quickly shut down by the U.S. Government.
Without Westward expansion, our Nation would be two thirds of the size it is today. Oregon and California would not be apart the U.S., and we would have never expanded pass the Rockies.
Effects on the Land And Environment
The buffalo population was depleated, the land went from untouched to developed for people, and all the grass was grazed, the water contaminated.
Effects on the Country
The expansion of the railroad was closely tied to western expansion. In acts of 1862 and 1864, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads received grants of land to extend their rail lines westward.
Cause of the Westward Expansion
Effects on the land and Environment
The lack of water in the great plains of the Midwest led many cattle herders to move west to find some water. The discovery of precious minerals and the vast amount of land greatly impacted the development of the west.
Westward Expansions effects on
the Native Americans
Effects on the Country
People rushed West mainly during the California Gold Rush. They also went to the west to try farming of homesteading. People wanted to go west because they sought the opportunity to own land and make money.
The Cumberland Gap was named in 1750 by Dr. Thomas Walker, a Virginia physician and explorer. Daniel Boone was the one who discovered Cumberland Gap.
Daniel Boone discovered Cumberland Gap
Throughout the years Gap Cave has had many names. It was named first by Dr. Thomas Walker in 1750, who named it Gap Cave.
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson purchased the territory of Louisiana from the French government for $15 million.
When Andrew Jackson became president in 1829, he quickly instituted a coercive removal policy.
Causes of the Westward Expansion