What Was The Expansion Of Westward Expansion

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When you think about the Westward expansion the number one thing that normal comes to mind is Manifest Destiny which is usually what people remember when the hear about expanding west. Thomas Jefferson saw the bright future of what would happen if the US started to expand west that it would make the nation great. With the build up of becoming a great nation is having to acquire what we wanted which is how we received the land from the first step which is buying the Louisiana territory which were the building blocks for the nation when we acquired the land which would be built upon. As the years went on, after moving into the Louisiana territories the US started to take into consideration of being able to colonize the west would do to America …show more content…
Which would lead the man Napoleon Bonaparte who was planning to use the Louisiana Territory for his own goal but as the war he was waging against the British started to turn against him he started to lose battle’s which would foreshadow to his lose. As a result which led him to drops the plans that he had then he would soon start to negotiate with the US if they wanted to buy the Louisiana Territories which the money would be used for his army which still didn 't help him in the long run. After the deal was proposed the US would soon take up on that offer so on April 30, 1803 the US would pay 15 Million Dollars for the approximate 827,000 square miles of land which double the size of the US. Once the deal was made we had to explore the land which would lead to the Lewis and Clark exploration in which Jefferson give the task to his secretary Meriwether Lewis and his friend William Clark to explore and map out the west which would lead them to travel across the west to map it out which they did. It would take them up to 4 years …show more content…
Some of the great things that were outcome as a result of expanding west was Dry Farming, Steel Plow, Windmills, Beef Cattle Raising, Railroads, Telegraph were all outcomes of people are adapting to the west. When people first started to settle in the west they would see that it 's not the same as where they once lived they would soon realize that things need to change if not the effort that they made to move to the west would be wasted in the end. Due to the west being more dryland the people who lived there had to come up ways to be able to produce food for themselves and their families which led into the process which is called Dry Farming which is the process of being able to grow crops with only a limited supply of water some of those crops were wheat, crop and potatoes were some of the only things that could have been grown in the west. Once people were able to produce their own food they had to build their own homes which is mainly but with sod soil which were called Sod Houses where they would build the houses with the soil which is what they had to do if they wanted a house to sleep for the night.

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