Factors of migration

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  • Factors of migration
    • Problems in the east
      • 1837 Economic depression
      • End of Civil War
      • Lack of farming space
    • Oregon Trail 1836
      • Laid by fur-trappers and traders
      • Created better route to Oregon
        • Faster
          • Cheaper
        • Safer
          • Cheaper
    • Gold Rush 1849
      • Gold found in foothills of Sierra Nevada mountain range
      • Advertised & credited by Government
        • People swarmed
          • Chinese
            • Disliked
          • Hispanics
            • Disliked
          • California's population increased by 20,000 in from 1849-52
    • Manifest Destiny
      • God-given right to colonise and civilise all of America

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