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Posted on Aug 16, 2011 in War College

MAP OF THE MONTH: US Territorial Expansion 1790 – 1861

Armchair General has partnered with The Map as History, a company that produces outstanding animated maps with accompanying narration. Each month, a link to one of their animated maps will be featured on the ACG site. This month’s map explores the United States’ territorial expansion in the years 1790–1861. Click on the map above to view animation. To learn more about the growth of the United States of America between 1790 and 1861, click on the titles of online articles below. Oregon Trail: Wagon Tracks West It was said that snow did not exist in California’s golden valleys, that the black soil of Oregon was bottomless, that vast rivers afforded easy transportation, and that no forests barred the way to migrating wagons. Ignorance allowed travelers to advance where fuller knowledge might have rooted them with apprehension. What Do We Owe the Indians? The Indian Wars of the 19th century were largely fought over land because the federal government refused to uphold its various treaty obligations. The spoils in the...

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