Apush Dbq

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ABR #1 In the beginning, 1791, the United States of America was still weak and fragile. That had so much to prove to the world around them. They were incredibly in debt as well as in the process of creating a perfect new world. Americans felt as if hostile groups surrounded them. They had the British north of them, Spanish to the South and West and many Indian tribes that were ready to protect their land. In fact, John Heckewelder, a missionary, “heard Indians compare the Americans and the British to blades of scissors: when they closed they did not cut each other but only the Indians who were caught between them,” (30). The plan was to expand American territory to the northwest, where Indians populated the land. President George Washington

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