Best of Land of the West!

Contact: Sydney Ramsey, Realtor

You should move West!

Are you tired of the crowded East? Do expensive prices for terrible land have you feeling blue? Are you having a hard time finding a job? Moving West will solve these problems and make your life better. The West has:
  • Riches like gold, silver, and oil
  • Inexpensive but very nice land
  • Great jobs and opportunities
  • Freedom to be who you want to be
  • Adventure
  • Find the love of your life!
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Job Oportunites

Plenty of jobs await you out West! What are you waiting for?!
  • Farmers
  • Mining
  • Railroad Jobs
  • Fur trade

Many Territories Available

  • The New Mexico Territory
  • Oregon Country Territory
  • Utah Territory
  • Minnesota Territory

The land was acquired many ways including:

Louisiana Purchase - This was a land deal between the United States and France which the United States approximately acquired 827,00 square miles of land West of the Mississippi river $15 million dollars.

Mexican Cession 1848 - There was a war between both the armies that broke out in a fight, but then the fight ended in September. The two countries signed the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. This recognized them as part of the United States and ceded a large chunk of land.

Gadsden Purchase -

  • This was the area below the Mexican Cession
  • U.S. needed this area to build the Southern Transcontinental Railroad
  • There was no treaty it was bought for $10 million
  • Which means that they have lots of railroads for transportation

Florida Cession - The Adams-Onís Treaty also known as the Transcontinental treaty was signed on February 22, 1819 John Quincy Adams and Luis de Onis y Gonzalez - Vara. It did not take affect util after ratified by Spain on Oct. 24, 1820 , and the United States on February 19, 1821. They inherited the Spanish claims to the Oregon Territory.

Texas Annexation - The Texas Annexation was when the United States was admitted to the Union as the 28th State. President Martin Van Buren did not want to annexate Texas because the Mexicans threatened war with us.

Oregon Territory - This portion was admitted to the Union as the State of Oregon when they signed the treaty of Oregon. This was an organized incorporated territory.

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The land is very spacious and has a lot of beautiful mountains. The natural resources available are water, crop land, and trees. Other resources include oil, gold, and silver.

It is easy for you to move West

Some different types of ways you can move west is by:
  • Railroad
  • Wagon
  • Stagecoach
  • Horseback
  • Sail

Use one of the trails:
  • Mormon trail
  • Santa Fe trail
  • Oregon trail

How to become a State

To become a State you have to follow these guidelines. Northwest Ordinance will allow you to create a State but in order for that to happen you have to:
  • 60,000 people in the state
  • write a constitution
  • constitution approval from Congress