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Westward Expansion (Post-Civil War)

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The End of the Frontier
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1890, the Census Bureau announced the end of the frontier, meaning there was no longer a discernible frontier line in the west, nor any large tracts of land yet unbroken by settlement. This news had a terrific p... [more]
December 29, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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Farming on the Plains
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "No less difficult, though less colorful and poetic, were the lives of the settlers. With the Homestead Act of 1862, a settler could claim as much as 160 acres (a quarter section) on the condition that he (occasiona... [more]
December 29, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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Migration Westward after Reconstruction
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "Prior to the Civil War, most English settlers and their descendants chose to live along the Atlantic Coast. However, the Pacific Coast was also being settled, which would lead to the development of the Great Plains... [more]
December 28, 2009 at 05:53 PM
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Growth of the West
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "At the close of the Civil War, Texas was only sparsely settled and large parts of Oklahoma and Kansas were designated as Indian lands. The vast and empty loneliness of Nebraska, the Dakotas, the Rocky Mountains, an... [more]
December 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24
From YouTube, produced by crashcourse
In which John Green teaches you about the Wild, Wild, West, which as it turns out, wasn't as wild as it seemed in the movies. When we think of the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century, we're conditioned to imagine the loner. The... [more]
August 12, 2013 at 07:58 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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The Homestead Act of 1862
From 5min, produced by KVIE Public Television
The Homestead Act of 1862 - Imagine that you can’t feed your family, or maybe you risk persecution for your political or religious beliefs. But, suddenly, you hear the call: Come along to make a new life in a wide-open land. In a few years, you’ll ow... [more]
April 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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Westward Expansion - Part 1
From YouTube
This video is a fun portrayal of life during the westward expansion by a high school student. It reveals some of the difficult and trying problems encountered during westward expansion.(Amateur video)
July 11, 2009 at 06:56 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Life in A Sod House
From Graspr, produced by digitalsandbox
(NOTE: Narration starts after approximately 30 seconds of music.) In 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act, allowing men or women who were 21 years old or older to 'stake a claim' to 160 acres of land. Homesteaders agreed to build a home within si... [more]
June 19, 2011 at 07:56 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Westward Expansion - Part 2
From YouTube
This fun video is part 2 of a high school student's presentation on westward expansion. It gives a good idea of the trials, tribulations, and joys of westward expansion.
July 11, 2009 at 06:59 PM
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The Alamo
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This 2:37 video is about the Alamo, its defense, and the moral cause it gave the Texans. A good explanation, but does not go into detail about the Mexican troops or strategies.
February 24, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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