Social Studies

Which of the following was a cause of Americans moving west in the early to mid-1800s? A. Availability of new land for farming B. Vengeful Native Americans C. Payment by the Spanish to settle in western areas D. The War of 1812

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The best answer is the availability of new land for farming in the West, while in the east, most of the land has already been taken. A very famous example for this was the Land Rushes - the races for the land that started in 1889 (that's later than the question asks, but it's connected to the question).

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