Westward Expansion

Westward Expansion
1853 historical map of the eastern half of the United States. Ira S. Drake and Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Mitchell's New Traveller's Guide through the United States, Showing the Rail Roads, Canals, Stage Roads &c. with Distances from Place to Place (map) (Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1853), https://www.loc.gov/item/gm70005367/

How did new methods of transportation transform people’s lives?

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This inquiry set examines how American settlers moved westward through a focus on transportation. These new technologies transformed the landscape of the West and the lives of the peoples who lived there.