There Is No History Of The Westward Expansion Summary

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In the article “There Is No History of the Westward Expansion,” the author Robert Morgan makes several claims stating about his feelings and views toward westward expansion. He felt that the expansion westward was one of the best things to happen to the country. I agree with Morgan on his view of the expansion, and what it did for the country. There are several reason as to why I agree with Morgan. The first reason I agree with Morgan comes from “Reporting to the President, September 23- December 31, 1806” by Stephen Ambrose. “In the course of their journey they acquired a knowledge of numerous tribes of Indians hitherto unknown; they informed themselves of the trade which may be carried on with them, the best channels & positions for it,…show more content…
“There were scores of Indian tribes living across Louisiana, but, given their lack of effective political organization, their inability to combine forces into an alliance, their utter dependence on whites for rifles, and the experience of Americans east of the Appalachians in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and in Kentucky and Ohio in the 1790s, it could be taken for granted that the conquest of the Indian tribes would be bloody, costly, time-consuming, but certain.” The Indians’ government was no match for our government. We were and still are so far ahead of them when it came to politics, we needed to keep things in order by our government being in charge. In order for the westward expansion to be effective we needed to be in charge and take control of the land. The third reason I agree with Morgan comes from “Chief Joseph Speaks Selected Statements and Speeches” by the Nez Perce Chief. “There need be no trouble. Treat all men alike. Give them the same laws.” This quotes shows that in order for the Indians and the white men to get along, they would need to be under the same law. The country wouldn't have been able to function with the people going at each other. The Unites States’ government taking control was in the best interest of the
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