the expanding American nation as it explores, then settles
in America: Westward
As Americans moved west, the slavery problem followed them.
This PBS site does a good job of putting it all in
Pioneer's Journey to the
This great site about the Westward Movement was put together
by students just like you!
Another great site put together by students.
Find out more about the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Pony
Express, and more!
See pictures and read stories about this famous covered
Find out more about the Erie Canal and other water
transportation routes around 19th Century America.
Find out just how these huge wagons were able to travel such
long distances while carrying so much.
The California Gold Rush
The discovery of gold in California in the mid-19th Century ushered in one of the largest migrations in American history, as tens of thousands of hopeful, excited, and just plain desperate participated in the California Gold Rush.
the Rush Was On
This great site tells you all about the Gold Rush and even
demonstrates how to pan for gold!
Gold Rush Country
Maps and stories give you a good overview of the area known
as Gold Rush Country.
Follow the events as they happen on this helpful timeline.
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