|The History of Westward Expansion|
|The Importance of Lewis and Clark in the History of America's Westward Expansion||Lewis and Clark Expedition - from Wikipedia|
|PBS: Lewis and Clark||The Lewis and Clark Expedition|
|The Importance of the Louisiana Purchase in the History of America's Westward Expansion||Fact Monster: The Louisiana Purchase|
|Jefferson Acts To Expand The Nation with the Largest Single Land Purchase in U.S. History||Louisiana Purchase - from Wikipedia|
|The Importance of Pikes Peak in the History of America's Westward Expansion||About Pikes Peak|
|Brief History and TImeline of Pikes Peak||Pikes Peak - from Wikipedia|
|Biographies of People Important to the History of America's Westward Expansion|
|PBS: The American West||History.com: Westward Expansion Videos|
|Mountain Men and the Western Fur Trade||Mountain Men: Pathfinders of the West|
Oregon-California Trail Association: A site that provides virtual trails, trail facts, and people and places about: the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Applegate Trail and the Mormon Trail. The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) seeks to preserve the stories and the legacy of the 19th century American migration.
|History of the the Cumberland Gap|
|Tennessee History for Kids: The Cumberland Gap||The Cumberland Gap - from Wikipedia|
|History of the Wilderness Road - Wikipedia||History.com: The Wilderness Road - Facts and Video|
|Famous Western Trail Sites|
|History of the Applegate Trail||History of the Mormon Trail|
|The Applegate Trail - from Wikipedia||The Mormon Pioneer Trail History|
|The Applegate Trail History||Historical Facts of the Mormon Trail|
|Oregon Historic Trails:The Applegate Trail||Mormon Trail History Timeline|
|History of the California Trail||History of the The Oregon Trail|
|California Trail - Rush to Gold||The Oregon Trail|
|Wikipedia: The California Trail||Oregon Trail History|
|History of the Cherokee Trail||History of the Overland Trail|
|Cherokee Trail of Tears History||The Overland Trail|
|National Geographic: Trail of Tears History||The Overland Trail - from Wikipedia|
|History of the Chisholm Trail||History of the Santa Fe Trail|
|Along the Chisholm Trail||The Sante Fe Trail History|
|The Chisholm Trail - from Wikipedia||Santa Fe Trail - from Wikipedia|
|Chisholm Trail Museum||Santa Fe Trail Research|
|Facts about the 16 Oregon Historic Trails and Their Importance to Westward Expansion in America|
|The Importance of Wagon Trains and Wagon Train Parties to the Westward Expansion in America|
|History of the Wagon Train|
|How the Pioneers Traveled||The Donner Party Diary|
|Wagon Train History||The Donner Party Tragedy|
|The Wagon Train - from Wikipedia||PBS: The Donner Party|
|Wagon Trains and Covered Wagons History||History of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party|
|History of the Donner Party||Wikipedia: Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party|
|The Donner Party||Opening of the California Trail: Stephens-Murphy-Townsend|
|The Importance of Covered Wagons and Stagecoaches to the Westward Expansion in America|
|History of the Covered Wagon|
|Parts of a Covered Wagon||History.com: The Conestoga Wagon|
|The Covered Wagon: Facts||Wikipedia: The Conestoga Wagon|
|History of the The Stagecoach||The Stagecoach Driver|
|California State Parks: Stagecoach History (with photos)||Wells Fargo: Stagecoach History|
|The Concord Stagecoach Gallery with Pictures||The Six-Horse Hitch|
|Historic Forts of the Old West and Their Importance to the Westward Expansion in America||Historic Forts of the Old West|
A Day In The Life of a Pioneer: Several page description
Household Objects Found in a Pioneer's Home: Description and pictures
Scholastic: Life as a Pioneer: Informative articles
PBS: Lfe in a Log Cabin: Facts about living a pioneer life in a log cabin
Pioneer Families: Pictures and facts about pioneers and their families
Pioneer Life: Descriptions and photos
Pioneer Life through Pictures: An EXCELLENT site from the Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University Libraries
|The Importance of the Mexican War to the Westward Expansion in America||Concise History of the U.S. Mexican War|
|History.com: The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)||Mexican-American War From Wikipedia|
|The Importance of the California Gold Rush to the Westward Expansion in America|
|California Gold Rush Remembered||The Discovery of Gold in California by General John A. Sutter|
|California: Gold Country||Kidport: The California Gold Rush|
|California Gold Rush - from Wikipedia||Oakland Museum of California: Gold Rush Fever|
|PBS: American Experience: The Gold Rush|
|The Importance of Mining in the Old West||Ghost Towns and Mining Camp History|
|Mining in the Old West||Legends of American: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps|
List of Old West Gunfighters, Outlaws, and Lawmen: Biographies
Frontier Legends: Outlaws & Lawmen of the Wild West: Short biographical information
|Individual Famous Gunslinger Sites|
|Biographies of Individual Famous Cowgirl Sites|
|Calamity Jane Biography||Women in History: Annie Oakley|
|Martha Jane "Calamity Jane" Cannary||PBS: Annie Oakley|
|Martha Jane Cannary (Calamity Jane)||Belle Starr Biography|
|Calamity Jane - Rowdy Woman of the West||Wikipedia: American Outlaw Belle Starr|
|Annie Oakley Biography||Wikipedia: Belle Starr Biography|
|Annie Oakley - from Wikipedia||Bella Starr "The Bandit Queen"|
|Importance of The Pony Express during Westward Expansion in America||San Francisco Museum: The Pony Express|
|Pony Express Home Station||Pony Express History - from Wikipedia|
PBS: The Trails of Westward Expansion: Click on any state on the map, or select a trail or territory from the list below to learn about cities, towns, settlements, trails, scenes of conflict, routes of commerce and natural features profiled within Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion (1807-1912): The Opening of the Far West: Brief historical description
Westward Expansion and Regional Differences: Building Unity, Extension of Slavery, Latin America and the Monroe Doctrine, Factionalism and Political Parties, Nullification Crisis, Battle of the Bank, Whigs, Democrats and "Know-Nothings", Stirrings of Reform, Women's Rights, Westward Seneca Falls
*In 1867, America purchased Alaska from Russia.
*America's movement west had severe consequences for Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced Native Americans to move west of the Mississippi.
*The Overland Trail (also known as the Overland Stage Line) was a stagecoach and wagon trail route in the American West during the 19th century.
*The California Trail was the main route to the Golden State of California. Over 250,000 gold-seekers and farmers followed that trail in hopes of finding riches and better land to farm.
*The Cherokee Trail, also known as the Trappers' Trail, was established in 1849 by a wagon train headed to the gold fields in California.
*The Sante Fe Trail was known as the "Highway to the Southwest".
*The Oregon Trail stretched for 2.00 miles, and was a wagon train route that connected towns on the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon and the towns in between.
*The Applegate Trail which originated in 1846 was the southern route of the Oregon Trail.
*The prairie fire, as described in a letter by prairie farmers, John and Sarah Kenyon, was one of the big problems that pioneers feared.
Life in a log cabin was not easy. Every family member was responsible for helping to maintain the household.
*Many pioneer children never attended school because they were needed at home as an extra farm hand. Early pioneer schools were just one room with several grades..
*Pioneers spent most of their time growing foods to be eaten, and tending to animals that could provide food.
American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!
The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.
American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword
Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword
The Biographic Dictionary: Covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by keyword
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z
Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE
Who2: Find famous people biographies fast! This site also lists links to more information about each person. - SEARCHABLE by keyword
|Didn't Find What You Were Looking For?|
Kidinfo.com's Facts about Pioneer Life and Westward Expansion in America Homework Help Resource Page provides the best available facts about the Early American Pioneers, Early Pioneer Life, and Westward Expansion, including: The California Gold Rush Historical Facts, Covered Wagons Historical Facts, Stagecoach Historical Facts, Cowboys of the Old West Biographies, Gunslingers of the Old West Biographies, Cowgirls of the Old West Biographies, Famous Western Trails Historical Facts, The Homestead Act Historical Facts, Pony Express Historical Facts, Railroads of the Old WestHistorical Facts, and Wagon Trains of the Old West Historical Facts.