Demonstrate knowledge of the explorations of the trans-Mississippi West following the Louisiana Purchase (e.g., Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Zebulon Pike, John Fremont).

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.