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Westward Expansion (Pre-Civil War)

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Focus on the West - Mining
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "Westward expansion was fueled by the prospect of fortune. Mining was a new frontier that everyone was interested in. Freedmen, ranchers, and farmers toiled alongside prospectors and commercial miners in search of a... [more]
December 28, 2009 at 05:56 PM
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Westward Expansion
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of Texas at San Antonio
By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 05:13 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Westward Expansion (Roundtable Discussion)
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Featuring prominent historians, this roundtable discussion examines American Pioneers and Westward Expansion. Manifest Destiny and the Anglo-American settlers' feeling of superiority are discussed.
April 29, 2010 at 05:11 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Unsolved History- Military: Battle of the Alamo
From discovery.com, produced by Military Channel
In the year 1836 the Alamo was the scene for one of the most spectacular marches in military history.This 3:42 long video explains the march of the Mexican soldiers that was unheard of at that time. The battle lasted five hours and the Mexicans. Six... [more]
March 30, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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Ages: 5 - 18
Transcontinental Railroad
From teachertube.com
This video explains the basics of the building of the railroad, who the money was raised, the problems encountered, the importance of Lincoln and the Civil War, and its impact. Transcontinental Railroad
December 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Westward Expansion
From YouTube, produced by AIE, Inc.
The westward expansion of the United States has become a symbol of the nation as a whole. In less then two centuries since its independence from British rule, America grew from its original thirteen states to fifty. (01:59)
September 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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The Homestead Act of 1862
From answers.com, produced by KVIE
This 3:31 minute video is about the impact of the Homestead Act passed in 1862 on American farmers today. An interesting link from past to present that helps explain the importance of the legislation.
July 29, 2011 at 01:09 AM
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Ages: 5 - 18
Elbow Room: Westward Expansion in the USA
From gamequarium.org, produced by Disney
This three minute musical video highlights some of the land acquisitions of the first Westward Movement. There isn't much depth, but it provides some insights into why the colonists wanted to move westward and manifest destiny.
April 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
The Battle of The Alamo
From YouTube, produced by Trevor Drum
The Battle of The Alamo.  Made by a middle school student.  Facts set to music.  Pretty good.
January 21, 2013 at 09:49 PM
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The Transcontinental Railroad- Workers Welfare
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This video is about the hardship the rail workers had to endure, the lack of welfare they had the cuts to their wages and increased cost resulted in violence. This resulted in the use of federal troops and the end of the strike. This deals with the S... [more]
January 25, 2011 at 08:50 PM
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