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Westward Expansion. Visual Preview Lesson. Westward Expansion 1820-1860. Essential Question:. How did westward expansion change the geography of the nation and demonstrate the determination of its people?. What does it mean to be determined? How do people demonstrate determination?.

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Westward Expansion

Visual Preview Lesson


Westward Expansion 1820-1860


Essential Question:

  • How did westward expansion change the geography of the nation and demonstrate the determination of its people?


What does it mean to be determined?How do people demonstrate determination?

  • What were some challenges western travelers might face?


Established Western Trails

Why do you think most trails began in major cities???


The Oregon Trail

  • If you were a Mormon living in Nauvoo, Illinois, what route would you have taken to reach Salt Lake City, Utah?


Partner Activity

  • With your partner, analyze your assigned graphic from page 442 and 443.

  • Do the people from your graphic demonstrate determination?

  • Did the people in your graphic alter the geography of the country in any way?


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