Access these AMERICAN EXPERIENCE websites for resources on American settlement and Westward migration.

The Duel The Duel
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/duel/peopleevents/pande19.html
Find out about President Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase.

 

A Midwife's Tale A Midwife's Tale
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/mwt/sfeature/sf_frontier.html
Read about the pioneers who built frontier communities in early 19th century Maine.

 

New Orleans New Orleans
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/neworleans/map/map_1849.html
Access maps of the many Crescent Cities at the mouth of the Mississippi.

 

Remember the Alamo Remember the Alamo
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/alamo/
Find a Texas history map, read about Texas independence, and trace the history of the Santa Fe Expedition.

 

The Mormons The Mormons
www.pbs.org/mormons/history/
See a map of Mormon migrations, follow Utah's path to statehood, and more.

 

The Donner Party The Donner Party
www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/donner/
Learn more about the ill-fated pioneer group, why they headed west, and their "route to hell," plus read excerpts from a Donner Party diary.

 

The Gold Rush The Gold Rush
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/index.html
See if you have what it takes to "Strike It Rich!" -- and access maps, profiles of Forty-Niners, and more.

 

Transcontinental Railroad Transcontinental Railroad
www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/tcrr/
Map the Central and Union Pacific crews' race to Utah, learn construction lore, view a gallery of people whose lives the railroad impacted, and take a scouting trip with the film's producers.

 

Lost in the Grand Canyon Lost in the Grand Canyon
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/canyon/
Find out if you can make it through the Colorado River's tricky Granite Rapid, explore layers of geology, learn about the U.S. Geological Survey and its expeditions, and more.

 

Reconstruction: State by State Reconstruction: State by State
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reconstruction/states/index.html
Get a snapshot of America in 1870. Explore an interactive map that shows the economic impact of the Civil War on each state.

 

Chicago Chicago: City of the Century
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/chicago/index.html
See a gallery of key innovations that found success in 19th-century Chicago, including Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper.

 

Ansel Adams Ansel Adams
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/ansel/peopleevents/e_closing.html
Learn about the "closing" of the American wilderness.

 

Las Vegas Las Vegas
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lasvegas/index.html
Yes, it does have a history! Delve into a map of Las Vegas, including the town's frontier days.

 

America 1900 America 1900
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/1900/filmmore/reference/interview/lafeber_americaeconomic.html
Access an interview with historian Walter LaFeber on America's economic and industrial expansion.

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