- Created by: Davwi
- Created on: 10-02-19 18:32
What factors encouraged Western Migration?
- They travelled by covered wagons pulled by horse and oxen.
- There was apparently fertile soil and gold in the West.
- The journey began by steamboat.
- Mormons escaped religious persecution by going West to Salt Lake City.
- There were many wagons in a wagon trail.
- They followed a specific journey/trail like the Oregon trail.
- The trail followed a water source, and was very exhausting for its users.
- The wagons could break, and you'd have to wait for days to fix it.
- Cholera and disease raged in the trails, causing mass deaths.
- Mountainous areas caused many to die of dehydration.
- Survivors of the Donner party ate their previous companions' dead bodies.
- People travelled across tricky terrain by covered wagon. This gave them shelter and rest. These were typically pulled by horses.
- The journey began with a steamboat crossing over the Mississippi river, then across the Plains, and thgrough the Rocky Mountains to Oregon City.
- Many died of famine, disease (in particular cholera) and dehydration, or from a fall when in the mountains. These risks made the journey tricky.
- It was best to travel when it is not too cold, or you…