Westward Movement Spelling List

expedition

a journey made for a special purpose

acre

a measurement of land equal to 43,560 square feet

wilderness

an area of wild land without people

frontier

the edge of a settled area

utensils

a tool that has a special purpose

capsize

turning over in the water

barter

to trade by using food instead of money

immigration

leaving one country to come and live in another

denim

cotton to make jeans

prejudice

The unfair dislike or hatred of a group because of their race or religion

manifest destiny

a belief in the right of pioneers to claim new lands

enterprising

trying things that are new and difficult

outrageous

shocking or offensive

durable

tough and lasting for a long time

homestead

a piece of land measuring 160 acres given to a settler by the U.S. government

exploit

to treat someone unfairly

thieves

people who steal

establish

to settle somewhere

skeptical

doubting that something is new

territory

any large area of land or region

locomotive

train

sect

group who believes in same practices

gallop

horse running as fast as it can

obsolete

out-of-date, no longer used

pioneer

someone who explores unknown territory