Westward Expansion

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The move westward from the colonies to the Pacific Ocean was fueled by what was called Manifest Destiny. Click here to learn more (we'll be getting to this soon!).



The continental United States became what it is today after several transactions between the United States government and the governments of other countries. The following events were those key events
Treaty of Paris
Louisiana Purchase
Spanish Cession
Annexation of Texas
Oregon Territory
Mexican Cession
Gadsden Purchase