Why White Settlers wanted to Migrate West

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  • Created on: 07-04-18 13:08
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  • Why Did White Settlers Want to Migrate West?
    • Economy in the East
      • People had lost their jobs and savings
      • Un-employment was at 25%
      • Wages had been cut 40%
    • The Oregon Trail
      • Made it easier to migrate West
      • Was a well-known route to the West
    • Government help
      • They used $30,000 to fund an expedition map for the Oregon Trail
      • This made it sound exciting
    • Manifest Destiny
      • They thought it was God's will for White Settlers to populate the USA


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