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100

What is the Cumberland Gap?
This is what Daniel Boone's Wilderness Road cut through.

100

What is to move settlers and goods across the country?
This is why the federal government began building the National Road (Wilderness Trail).

100

What are to find a water route connecting east and west, and to get information about lands so settlers could move there?
These are the two reasons Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory.

100

What is Spanish territory in the Southwest?
These are the lands Zebulon Pike explored.

100

What are the Appalachian Mountains?
This physical feature stopped many colonists from moving west.

200

What is pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces fought to control the government?
This explains why Kansas came to be called 'Bleeding Kansas.'

200

What is the creation of several new states?
This is what the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 made possible.

200

What is Oregon Trail?
This is the route taken by many settlers who traveled to the Northwest in the 1840s.

200

What is they enforced the law that outlawed slavery?
This is what the Mexican government did that made the Texans fight for their independence.

200

What is they wanted to make a new life?
This is why people were willing to risk the dangers of the Oregon Trail to make the journey west.

300

What is the U.S. wanted to keep the balance between slave and free states?
This explains why the annexation of Texas to the United States delayed for 9 years.

300

What is the Dred Scott Decision?
This Supreme Court decision said slaves had no rights and could be taken anywhere in the United States.

300

What is Pioneers?
This is the group of settlers who moved to the western frontier and beyond after the Revolutionary War

300

What is to claim more land on which to grow cotton?
Americans moved to Texas in the 1830s to for this reason.

300

What is sickness and accidents?
This is the main cause of death along the trails to the West.

400

What is they were forced to move west of the Mississippi River?
This is what happened to the Native Americans of the Southeast under President Jackson's leadership.

400

What is Fugitive Slave Act?
This said that slaves who escaped were property that had to returned to their owners.

400

What is Manifest Destiny?
This is the idea that Americans had the God given right to expand and claim lands from coast to coast

400

What is the explorations of Lewis and Clark?
This was the basis of the United States' claim to the Oregon Territory.

400

What is to help farmers ship their crops to market through New Orleans?
This explains why President Jefferson wanted to buy Louisiana from the French.

500

What is by taking their case to the Supreme Court?
The Cherokee attempted to protect their rights to their lands by doing this.

500

What is Trail of Tears?
This was the Cherokee's 800-mile journey to Indian Territory.

500

What is to have a port city on the Pacific Ocean?
This is why the United States tried to purchase a portion of California from Mexico.

500

What is to prevent Native Americans from hiding out in Florida?
This is why the United States wanted to purchase Florida.

500

What is it doubled the land area of the United States?
This was the effect of the Louisiana Purchase.

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