Westward Expansion

The 1800’s was captivated by the idea of Manifest Destiny, the idea that white Americans should expand their territory and gain lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This century would see the United States grow from the 13 colonies to the territories that make up today’s 50 states.

(Check back later for this unit’s study guide)




Map of United States Expansion
http://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-louisiana-purchase




Lewis and Clark’s Expedition – Journal Entries and Resources


McLaLa – Watch at your own discretion! :)






American Progress – John Gast, c. 1872
Click HERE to download the American Progress worksheet

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/supply-list-traveling-oregon-trail-101684.html