Moving Westward Expansion

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Moving westward into the United States was the American expansion of the 19th century. During the 1840's many people migrated and believed it was a mission to expand the American territory from coast to coast. Groups of explorers had the goal to travel and find new territories to greater their new country. At the time Mexico had a lot of the land that the Americans were seeking the journey to expansion, war broke between the U.S and Mexico in 1846-1848. In the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War. In the treaty, the Mexicans gave control to the Americans in California, Utah, Nevada, some areas in Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Colorado. After the war, settlers struck gold in California which encouraged many people
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