Reading | Question 1 of 10

What is the purpose of the statement, “Whereas in 1810 only a seventh of the American people lived west of the Appalachian Mountains, by 1840 more than a third lived there”?

  • To illustrate that generally population shifts occur rapidly
  • To correct a mistaken impression of American agriculture from 1810 to 1840
  • To emphasize the range and speed with which the westward migration occurred
  • To demonstrated how attractive the Appalachian Mountains were to Americans
Westward Migration