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American migration Why did Americans migrate westward to Mexico, California, and Oregon after 1815? Compare the experiences of white women, white men, and Native Americans. 

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To say that Native Americans migrated would almost imply that they chose to move to new lands for personal gain, when in actuality, they were forced to migrate when the government forced them onto reservations. The stories of various tribes and the trials and tribulations they faced during all of this turmoil are heart-breaking and leave a very dark mark on American history.

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Gold was a tremendous lure for many Americans seeking to get rich quick, and Oregon and California were states to which many migrated.  There was also cheap land available in places like Oregon where one could start anew.  Because there were so many men in the mining towns, women often migrated there is search of husbands.

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I have to support the answer which denotes the move west to coincide with financial reasons. People seemed to be drawn by the promises of...

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