Best of Land of the West!
Contact: Sydney Ramsey, Realtor
You should move West!
- Riches like gold, silver, and oil
- Inexpensive but very nice land
- Great jobs and opportunities
- Freedom to be who you want to be
- Find the love of your life!
- 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.
It is easy for you to move West
Use one of the trails:
- Mormon trail
- Santa Fe trail
- Oregon trail
How to become a State
- 60,000 people in the state
- write a constitution
- constitution approval from Congress