Conquest Of The West Essay

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Subsequent to the War of 1812 much of America's thought turned to exploration and settlement of its territory to the West, which had been really inflamed by the Louisiana Purchase. Pioneers moved westward and formed communities throughout the Midwest, and around 1820, six new states were admitted to the Union. The land boom was supported by the government and land speculators, who bought up large tracts to sell at high prices The people did about the high prices and high interest on loans because of success of American agricultural products. Many western settlers suffered greatly during the Panic of 1819, but most survived and continued the take-over the West. A major aspect of the conquest of the West was the removal of the Indians who dwelled there. Under the leadership…show more content…
In northern Colorado and Utah, the mountains become a complex of ranges. In Colorado alone, there are 54 summits over 14,000 ft in altitude, though none rise any higher than Mount Elbert at 14,433 ft. The amense size is just enought to stop some travelers. The Rockies sre unlike any terrain any of the traveler experienced. The east had mountians but not like this, the east has flatter and dryer mountians, the rockies are high and jagged with snow tops. The rockies possed a big thrteat to lives and valuables. Since the last great Ice Age, the Rocky Mountains were home first to Paleo-Indians and then to the Native American tribes of the Apache, Arapaho, Bannock, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow, Flathead, Shoshoni, Sioux, Ute, Kutenai, Sekani, Dunne-za and others. Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient bison in the foothills and valleys of the mountains. Like the modern tribes that followed them, Paleo-Indians migrated to the plains in fall and winter for bison and to the mountains in spring and summer for fish, deer, elk, roots, and

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