8.8 Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the West from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.
Describe the purpose, challenges, and economic incentives associated with westward expansion, including the concept of Manifest Destiny.
Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, 2000, pg. 36
Leaving North Carolina
Today we go out West! For a better life Martha.
We will find land and call it home!
Just a little longer Martha I promise it will get better.
Crossing the Plains
Yes, soon we will have a better life.
Settling in Utah
It isn't much, but it's the start of a new beginning.
A new chapter in our lives and in history.
Why did people want to move out West? They wanted to find a better life. They felt that they were chosen to move and expand west.
What obstacles did the settlers face while going West? The settlers faced bad weather conditions. The long trail sometimes were encountered by Native American attacks, as well as injuries from animals and starvation.
What impact did the migration have on the settlers and environment? They found land were they were able to settle and grow corps and make a living. Providing oppertunities for others seraching a better life.