These sites focus on the American westward expansion during the 1800s. Includes information about the men, women, and children who came west. Learn about Kit Carson, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Daniel Boone, and more. Read about reasons immigrants came to America. There is a Missouri Heritage video about Westward expansion. Also included is an eThemes resource on Mormon pioneers and hardships faced by pioneers.
This "online catalog" includes many links to resources about Westward Expansion including a few interactive animations. NOTE: Some of the links on this site link to Wikipedia articles and sites which include ads.
Learn about the early history of St. Louis: The Gateway to the West. Click on the "Next" link near the bottom of the page to learn about the city's later history. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
These sites are about the Mormon Pioneer Trail. Included is information about why the pioneers traveled west, the conditions of the trail, and how long the journeys took. Resources include journals kept by the pioneers, interactive maps, and lesson plans.
These sites are about the various hardships the pioneers faced as they traveled to the West. The types of problems include the weather, accidents while on the trail, and diseases. Read personal narratives and stories.