By: Deeksha Sriram
2. There were plenty of economic opportunities available to American settlers and Immigrants. Some examples of reasons that influenced people to move West were the fact that they could get jobs in logging and farming. Also, at the time, the gold rush was going on, and they could've gotten a lot of money. The freedom of slaves was happening at this time as well.
3. The railway system had a great effect on the US too. It bound states and countries together, causing more communication and trade to ensue. Building on top of that, it helped during the Civil War and other battles. It allowed the North and South to move men and equipment vast distances to further their own war aims.
2. The US won many battles, but some are more significant. For example, the US won the Battle of Palo Alto, which was the first battle in the Mexican-American war, so that was important. They also won the battle of Chapultepec, which was the last battle of the Mexican-American war.