Resources and land
1. People in America moved west because of the idea of gold, and the idea of manifest destiny.
2. The people got there by wagon and followed either the Oregon Trail or the Santa Fe Trail.
3. The journey was rough. many people had died along the way because of illnesses, wild animals, and starvation.
4. The people moving west did not only bring the basic food, water, clothing etc. they brought one or two personal items with them, like a bible or something one of their family members gave them.
5. life in there new home, in a way felt like a relief from the long and harsh journey. but it was still a struggle for the settlers. they experienced many hostile natives, which made it very difficult to settle into a new home.
6. California's culture was arrogant and selfish. imagine everyone trying to get the most amount of gold possible. then, in the later years, in was almost lawless. they didn't call it the wild west for no reason
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9. I learned that Britain had claimed territory in the west.