In developing your answers to Part III, be sure to keep these general definitions in mind: (a) describe means “to illustrate something in words or tell about it” (b) discuss means “to make observations about something using facts, reasoning, and argument; to present in some detail”
This question is based on the accompanying documents (1–8). The question is designed to test your ability to work with historical documents. Some of the documents have been edited for the purpose of this question. As you analyze the documents, take into account the source of each document and any point of view that may be presented in the document.
During the 1800s, the federal government promoted westward expansion in a variety of ways. This expansion changed the shape and character of the country.
Task: Using information from the documents and your knowledge of United States history, answer the questions that follow each document in Part A. Your answers to the questions will help write the Part B essay in which you will be asked to
· Describe the actions taken by the federal government that led to westward expansion during the 1800s
· Discuss the impact of westward expansion on the United States
U.S. Hist. & Gov’t.–Aug. ’04
Directions: Analyze the documents and answer the short-answer questions that follow each document in the space provided.
Based on the map, state two methods used by the United States government to acquire new territory. 
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