"Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the west, but find the land already claimed. Wagon trains meet hardship on the road to California's gold. The steamboat ushers in a new era of commerce, industry, and unprecedented wealth. In the south, cotton is king but slavery fuels a growing divide. Violence flares across the territories and the election of Lincoln is a harbinger of war" (History Channel).
These twenty-two movie questions are aimed at helping your students focus during the video. They are are in chronological order and easy to answer. Enjoy!
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