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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

Westward Expansion

Visual Preview Lesson


Westward expansion 1820 1860

Westward Expansion 1820-1860


Essential question

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

  • What were some challenges western travelers might face?


Established western trails

Established Western Trails

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


The oregon trail

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

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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