Americans chasing weath in the west
Acquiring the land
But how did amaricans get this land? This can be answered with a single phrase 54-40 or fight this phrase was an american phrase used to try to bully the British into giving them Oregon(originally a shared a territory with them) What it meant was that the us would send there military to forcefully take over this territory if it was not given to them. However this was not entirely true as the us would not have done this. What they realy wanted was the 39. When the British refused this offer of 54-40 the us negotiated to the 39 which is what they wanted the whole time.