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Important Terms, People, and Events
Summary and Analysis
The Surge West
Land Policy and Speculation
Western Economy: Boom and Panic
The Transportation Revolution and the Rise of Cities
The Opening of the Far West
Settling California, New Mexico, and Oregon
Foreign Policy in Texas and Oregon
The Mexican War and Political Aftermath
The Plains Indians
The Transcontinental Railroad and the Admission of Western States
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