Welcome: Westward Expansion
Description: Although people had begun to move westward almost from the beginnings of European settlement in America, the era of westward expansion began in earnest in the mid-19th century. We have just started to learn the huge impact Westward expansion had on the United States. Let’s begin by learning why and how it started.
Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Social Studies
Keywords: Manifest Destiny, Northwest Ordinance, Homestead Act, Native Americans
Author(s): Kimberly Means