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Teaching The Importance of the West

The Importance of the West

Land. Lots of land.\n\nThe Louisiana Purchase of 1803 intensified American migration to the west that was already well underway. Anglo-American settlement in the 18th century had largely been confined to the eastern seaboard.

USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why did white Americans of the time move to settle west of Appalachia?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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