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Westward expansion of Colonists in North America

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What forces drove the original colonists in North America to expand their areas of settlement further and further inland? Ideas are expressed.

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Westward expansion is briefly cited for colonists in North America.

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I think in order to understand expansion - one must remember that many factors came in to play during this time.
First, most people were leaving Europe in order to either escape persecution or for some other reason. Regardless, however, ALL who came to the colnies were searching for a better life. ...

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