Essay on The Treaty Of Paris, The United States

786 Words Oct 18th, 2015 4 Pages
Throughout the years between 1776 and 1876 the United States grew physically, politically, and economically. During these one-hundred years the U.S. gained more territory. It started as thirteen states (colonies). In 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed. When the treaty was signed, the United States gained the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. During 1803, Thomas Jefferson bought the United States 828,000 square miles in the Midwest of America (TimeToast, 2015). Jefferson purchased this land from France. With the purchase of this land it made the United States grow and it also made people want to explore the western new land. In The United States gained the city of St. Lois and New Orleans, and this opened up trading opportunities. In 1819, the United States gained Florida as a state from Spain. In 1820, the U.S. also grew with the added states of Missouri. In 1830, the Indian Removal act opened up the states more. The United States gained access to acquire land west of the Mississippi since Native Americans gained their homelands. Then in 1845 and 1846 Texas and Oregon was gain, and finally in 1867 Alaska was gained from Russia.
This shows one of the biggest trends that we have read about this semester. The trend of acquiring land is something that was big throughout 1776-1876 and seemed to be occurring constantly. Back then, they wanted to gain more land and territory, to make the United States grow and obtain more resources. The expansion of land led to…

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