Name the states and territories that existed in 1850 and identify their locations and major geographical features (e.g., mountain ranges, principal rivers, dominant plant regions).

Westward Expansion

How did new methods of transportation transform people’s lives? Download Primary Source Set: Westward Expansion

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.