Pushing Native Americans out of their homelands as we move west. It caused uproar withing some Indians that were seen as "Savage" Native Americans.
Transcontinental Railroad- a railroad network of trackage that crosses a continental land mass
Government Boarding School- Schools set up for Native Americans in the 1800s to convert them into the ways of the Americans.
Homestead- person's or family's residence, which comprises the land, house, and outbuildings, and in most states is exempt from forced sale for collection of debt
Expansionism- the philosophy held by those who believe in, as the dictionary describes it, "expanding a nation's territory or its sphere of influence, often at the expense of other[s]
Missionary-A person sent on a religious mission, esp. one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country
Armistice- a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms