Source: "Myth Of The American Frontier." 04 Apr 2013<http://www.123HelpMe.com/view.asp?id=157400>“Frontier” meansborderland, or the limitsof exploration.
Emanuel Leutze - Westward the Course of EmpireTakes Its Way
Settlers claimed or bought landfor farming, ranching, or building ahome.Pioneers were the first people toenter a new land.
ince the beginning of theSource: "Myth Of The American Frontier." 04 Apr 2013<http://www.123HelpMe.com/view.asp?id=157400>European settlements,Westward expansionhad always inspiredthose who dreamed of anew life.
"California Gold Diggers, Mining Operations on the Western Shore of the Sacramento River," lithograph published by Kellogg & Comstock, NewYork and Hartford [c. 1849-52]. 26 cm x 36 cm. Courtesy of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and ManuscriptLibrary, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.California Gold Rush 1849
On April 22, over 100,000 settlers andcattlemen (known as "boomers") lined upat the border, and with the armys gunsand bugles giving the signal, began amad dash into the newly opened land tostake their claims .In 1889, President Benjamin Harrisonauthorized the opening of 2,000,000acres (8,100 km2) of unoccupied lands inthe Oklahoma territory acquired from thenative tribes.