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U.S. Expansion and Exploration

When you answer a question on this page, Biography Assistant will present you with a list of Writing Ideas to help you with your biography. If you are done with this topic or want to see questions related to a different Topic, click the Next Topic/List of Topics link at the bottom of this page.

The U.S. seems to be a country that's always on the move. From adding new territories and states to exploring new regions, the U.S. was often an exciting place to live. Use this Topic to describe what it was like to live in this adventurous nation.

The late 1800's saw a rapid expansion of the United States. Western states joined the union and the country annexed areas such as Alaska and Hawaii. Was he interested in or affected by this exciting time of national growth and adventure? [ Yes  ]

America's purchase of Alaska in 1867 was an exciting event in the growth of the country. Was he interested in or affected by America's expansion into Alaska? [ Yes  ]

The annexation of Hawaii in 1898 was the culmination of decades of increased American influence in Hawaii and the deterioration of the Hawaiian monarchy. Was he interested in or affected by the annexation of Hawaii? [ Yes  ]

Even in the 20th century, the United States was still growing, officially making Alaska and Hawaii states in 1959. What did he think about these exotic additions to the Union? Did the statehood of Alaska or Hawaii affect him directly or indirectly? [ Yes  ]

In the late 1800's and early 1900's, there was a great deal of interest in the quest to reach the North Pole. Was he interested in the race to reach the North Pole? [ Yes  ]

Did he have a general philosophy about U.S. expansion and exploration? [ Yes  ]

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