North America 1837 CE
The USA has purchased a vast territory from the French.
What is happening in North America in 1837CE
The dominating theme of recent decades has been the westward expansion of the USA, aided by the acquisition of vast new lands (esecially in the Louisiana Purchase of 1804) and the strong, steady westward migration of settlers.
To the north, society in Canada remains anchored to the east, but fur trappers have pushed along the rivers and lakes far into the interior.
Mexico, which covers a vast area of the continent, has now become independent from Spain.
White settlement in the interior of North America remains very scattered. The Great Plains mostly remain the domain of bison-hunting Native American peoples.