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Westward Expansion (Post-Civil War)

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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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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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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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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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Erie Canal and its History
From imdb.com
From Albany to Buffalo, from 1825 till today, the Erie Canal has made American history. Tom Grasso, President of the NY State Canal Society, acts as a guide on a tour of this great artificial waterway, past and present. Knowledgeable information pr... [more]
March 17, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Flatboatmen of the Frontier
From havefunwithhistory.com, produced by Erpi Classroom Films
Presents a phase of flatboatmen agricultural economy in the early nineteenth century. Portrays Ohio Valley farmers as they fell trees, prepare the lumber, and build a flatboat to carry their produce down the river to market. (10min)
November 27, 2011 at 12:48 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Allegheny Portage Railroad (1993)
From havefunwithhistory.com
The history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad in the westward movement of settlers and commerce in central Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's. (20min)
November 27, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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