Move West!

in the 1800

why peaple moved west

the main reasons where gold

cheep open land

vary little competition for businesses

and the land wasent over populated

who moved west

The explores

the forty niners

the Mormons

and the chinese.

What challenges people faced living in the west

  • Exhaustion
  • Starvastion
  • Danger from waters
  • Threat from Indians
  • Danger from terrain

What was life like in the west

in the west your days most likely consested of going on the farm and planting, weeding, harvesting plants beacuse 75% of jobs where on farms

What role did the government play in getting people to move west

the goverment had the townsmen act which provided 160 acres of land to anyone paid $10 and would stay on the land for 5 years.