describe the western exspansion of the mid 1800 s include texas creation and california history and the gold rush

Imagine your next journalist and your assignment is to record the move Westward.

Write a 500- to 700-word journal entry of your experience and what you are discovering. (You may write this in first person.)

Be sure to make it clear who you are (male/female, adult/child, immigrant/American born), where you are coming from, and where you are specifically going to.

Include explanations to the following:

  • Describe the social, economic, and political forces of the times and how they may have influenced you and those around you.
  • Describe what the journey was like, from obstacles to your daily life on the trail.
  • Describe your arrival and what you might experience once you reach your destination.
  • Finally, describe the U.S. acquisition of the territory where you will now live and discuss the effects of the acquisition on your life. (I live in Texas)

Cite your sources consistent with APA guidelines.