Westward Expansion

Westward Expansion

Storyboard Text

  • One day in history class, a student asked her teacher a great question.
  • How did America go from just 13 states to a huge country we have today?
  • Great question! It all started with Westward Expansion
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  • In order to properly explain Westward Expansion, the teacher decid
  • Inventions
  • It's so easy to move West with trains and covered wagons!
  • It's so much easier to farm with the new spinning jenny and cotton gin!
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  • Conflicts
  • Slave state!
  • No!
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  • The class had a great discussion!
  • There were pros and cons to Westward Expansion!
  • Many inventions aided in Westward Expansion including trains, covered wagons, and new farming advancements. Covered wagons allowed people to transport all their items when moving and trains made traveling faster and easier. The spinning jenny and cotton gin helped make farming faster and take less effort.
  • I'm not leaving!
  • North vs. South were fighting over if new states would be pro or antislavery. The Cherokees and Americans moving West caused conflict over land because the 
  • Yes you are!
  • I'm starting a rebellion!
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