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What year was the economic depression in the US?

1837

1

How much did the population grow in 10 years?

From 14,000 to 353,000 people

2

What's price grew in the Mississippi valley that caused people to move?

Corn and wheat prices

3

Name some trails

Oregon trail
California trail
Snail trail

4

How long did the journey west take?

4-6 months

5

Are bum china bad?

Yes

6

Name a family who went west

Donner party
The Goulds
The kardashians

7

How were the wagons adapted to travelling Across the plains?

Wheels were made of wood with iron tyres
Double thickness of canvas
Grease bucket and water barrels