American Memory : Historical Collections for the National Digital Library. The Library
of Congress, 21 Feb. 2003.
Westward Expansion Page
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American Westward Expansion., 2003.

This page has links to information on the Pony Express, key dates of
expansion, and the transcontinental railroad.

Helfert, Manfred. History in Song. 06 May 01.
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If you are interested in all kinds of music, you will have some fun with
this site. There are songs about the Gold Rush, songs about cowboys, and songs
about outlaws. You might consider using these as features or even background
music to help set the mood for your presentation.

The History Net : Where History Lives on the Web. About, Inc. 2002.

This has many sites listed related to Westward Expansion. You’ll also
find related searches for maps, art, and timelines.

Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade 1848-1858. The
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and BotanicalGardens. San Marion, CA:
Hunting Library, 1999.

This site represents a collection of manuscripts, drawings, and print
materials that help tell the story of one of the most dynamic decades that shaped
the U. S. The visuals are interesting and sometimes amusing. Especially of note
are the “Gold Rush Links” and the information of how California was changed and
the overall results of this American phenomenon.

Museum of Westward Expansion Tour. The Museum of Westward Expansion at the
Gateway Arch.

This is an easy and fun site to navigate. Remember, the Arch at St. Louis
is to represent the entrance to the western frontier.

New Perspectives on The West. The West Film Project, 2001.

There are at least two sides to every story, right? Find out about those
who opposed the western movement or the outcome of the western movement.

TreasureNet Historical Image Collection. TreasureNet, 2002.

If you need pictures to enhance your presentation, try this site.

Trinklein, Michael. The Oregon Trail. 2002.

In this award-winning site, you’ll find diaries, books, “Fantastic Facts,”
and other great information. It’s very easy to search.

Westward Expansion. Westward Expansion History Resources. 01 Jan. 2003.
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American Antiquarian Society
The AAS is a national research library for American history, literature and culture through 1876.
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Eye Witness to History
This is a website that offers history through the eyes of those who lived it.
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American Memory, Library of Congress
This website set up by the Library of Congress uses the vast database of the library.
There are several different ways to look for material about Western Expansion
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Smithsonian Magazine
The Smithsonian Institute is the national History Museum. There are many specific articles here
about Western Expansion including Custer's Last Stand (Little Big Horn) and others.
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National Park Service
This website gives information about the National Parks, which often protect battlefields
and other historic events.
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Frontier Trails
This website has summaries, pictures, maps.
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