year is 1845. The President is John Polk and you are a citizen in
the Eastern region of the United States. You have never been a
landowner before. You hear people talking about Manifest Destiny and moving west. Many Americans believe it was their "manifest destiny" to spread over what we now call the United States from sea to shining sea. Those willing to travel West could claim land and develop it. Will you be a
pioneer and travel the Oregon Trail for 6 months/ 2,000 miles to claim your land and open space?
Or, will you choose to stay put in the crowed east. What are your reasons for leaving on
the trail or staying in your current home? Write at least 5 to 6 good sentences.