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belief held by many Americans in the 1840s that the United States was destined to expand across the continent, by force, as used against Native Americans, if necessary. The controversy over slavery further fueled expansionism, as the North and South each wanted the nation to admit new states that supported its section's economic, political, and slave policies. By the end of the 19th cent., this belief was used to support expansion in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
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This individual however was in the region of the westward flowing equatorial currents, which likely increased the rate of westward movement. Planktivorous whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) tracked from Galapagos display a similar behavior by associating with the equatorial front at certain times of year and moving at higher rates than displayed elsewhere [41].
But United States history and regional histories, (such as the history of "the West" or 'the South") are virtually always focused on the westward movement of the British or English peoples across the Atlantic and then the subsequent growth and expansion of the area of British control.
Numerous writers have explored the sympathies of the Irish with aspects of the American westward movement Artists from Joyce to Flann O'Brien to Muidoon have exploited the parallels.
Forced from their home by the westward movement of European settlers, Omayaka's family is hoping to meet up with relatives, gathering what they will need to survive the coming winter, and avoiding warring tribes.
Two chapters focus on 'Defining Moments', the first is "king Philip and New England Colonial Expansion in the 1670s', the second is 'Tecumseh and the Westward Movement'.
"She got the waist movement" or "She got the westward movement" [She got the way to move me].--"Cherry Cherry"
Included in the traveler's guide is historical and tourist information about destinations that recall the time before the 1840s westward movement. This colorful 224-page book is receiving high praise for its unique approach to both U.S.
The postwar westward movement increased the need for wagons.
To me, women's ordination has called up a parallel sense of deprivation from "real" church life, the alienation of all that is familiar and comforting, the sense of isolation that many women of the westward movement experienced.
Readers will encounter a number of lesser known Baptist individuals, especially within the section entitled, "The Westward Movement," a frontier theme that the Dursos explore in greater scope than have authors of previous surveys.
He adds that the need to seek new fertile soils and farmsteads was a major factor in the westward movement of settlers.
Created by Skidmore Owings & Merrill in a Post Modern/retro motif, it is a towering presence on the West Side and a contributor to the westward movement that helped revive the redevelopment of Times Square.