Westward Expansion

HistoryNet provides an overall summary of the different events that occurred in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase, all the way through 1869 with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. It goes into some deeper detail about issues, such as slavery and how expansion played a part in the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the problems we faced with the Native Americans, like the Indian Removal Act which lead to the Trail of Tears. I also like that events and vocabulary are linked to other pages where students can click to acquire more information. This website is great for the older grades because it provides a lot of information, and is useful to both students and teachers looking to gain knowledge on the topic.


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