Westward Migration, Oregon Treaty, and Gold Rush

Video Segment |07:25

Westward Migration, Oregon Treaty, and Gold Rush

Video Segment |07:25

Highlights some of the reasons why vast amounts of settlers migrated from the East Coast to the Western United States, and states that many of these settlers moved westward with a sense of racial and religious superiority. The segment also discusses some of the most-popular trails and means of transportation, and summarizes the significance of the Oregon Treaty and the establishment of a border between the United States and Canada. The segment also touches upon the California gold rush of 1849, and evaluates the boom in the California population.

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Related Topics

  • California
  • Conestoga wagon
  • gold rush
  • Kentucky
  • Oregon Treaty
  • Puget Sound
  • Samuel Brannan
  • San Francisco
  • Tennessee
  • westward expansion

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