Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion

Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion
Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion
Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion
Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion
Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion
Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion
Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion
Bundle of 4 - Western Expansion in the U.S. - Groups Who Impacted Expansion
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This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on Western Expansion in the United States – Groups Who Impacted Expansion. The total number of slides is 105. Each power point presentation is highly editable, so you can change them or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – The Buffalo Soldiers and contains 25 slides.

“Buffalo Soldiers” originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the “Negro Cavalry” by the Native American tribes who fought against them. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866.

Although several African-American regiments were raised during the Civil War as part of the Union Army, the “Buffalo Soldiers” were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army. The "Buffalo Soldiers" served in every campaign from the Civil War to World War II. They gained the reputation of being excellent fighters and many from their ranks have won the Congressional of Medal Honor.

Their excellent service record established helped to bring about major postwar changes in the traditional approach to employing Negro troops, giving them full recognition as brave American Soldiers.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Background (2)
Private John Randall
Cheyenne Nickname
Indian Wars 1866-1890
Post Indian Wars 1891-1918
World War I
National Park Rangers
The Ranger Hat
Long Work Days
West Point Instructors
Racial Prejudice
General John J. Pershing
“Separate But Equal”
Mexican Revolution
Pancho Villa
Punitive Expedition
World War II (2)
General Eisenhower
End of the Buffalo Soldier Units
Statues of Honor
Medal of Honor Recipients
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #2 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – Pioneer Women and contains 24 slides.

By the year 1869 when the first transcontinental railroad was finished, over 350,000 pioneers had taken the Oregon Trail to start a new life. Many of these were women and most were accompanied by children.

These women would see and experience hardship like none they had ever imagined and in the process conquer or be broken by the trail west. Women who headed west learned quickly that there was much more to life than teas and visiting. Through journals that many left behind, we know that most would do it again.……This was their life.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Background
Wealthy Families
Poor Families
Preparation
Packing
Furniture & Heirlooms
Children
Marriage
Fear
Death
Modesty
Cleanliness
Medical Care
Loneliness
Spiritual Matters
Fashion
Arrival & Home Building
Gardening
Daily Chores
Men
Final Thoughts
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #3 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – The Mountain Men and contains 31 slides.

A mountain man was a trapper and explorer who lived in the wilderness. They were most common in the North American Rocky Mountains from about 1810 through the 1880s, with a peak population in the early 1840s. Approximately 3,000 mountain men ranged the mountains between 1820 and 1840, the peak beaver-harvesting period.

These men were instrumental in opening up the various Emigrant Trails allowing Americans in the east to settle the new territories of the far west by organized wagon trains. Mountain men were trappers, traders, explorers, settlers, occasionally farmers, and often hired scouts who lived of the land.

Like any businessmen, mountain men were primarily motivated by the profit they made trapping for beaver and other skins, then selling or trading the skins. A few were more interested in exploring the West and traded solely to support their passion. Mountain men were ethnically, socially, and religiously diverse, fitting no real stereotype.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Background
Who Were They?
Stereotypical Mountain Man
Free or Company Trappers?
What Was Their Life Like?
Hazards of Mountain Life
Weather Conditions
What Did They Eat?
Their Basic Gear
Rendezvous
The Fur Trade
The Hudson Bay Company
American Fur Companies
The Demise Trapping
Mountain Men Nickname
Notable Mountain Men
Jim Beckwourth
Jim Bridger
Kit Carson
John Colter
George Drouillard
John “Liver-Eating” Johnson
Lafayette “Joe” Meek
William Lewis Sublette
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #4 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – The Pony Express and contains 28 slides.

Plans for the Pony Express were spurred by the threat of the Civil War and the need for faster communication with the West. The Pony Express consisted of relays of men riding horses carrying saddlebags of mail across a 2000-mile trail.

The service opened officially on April 3, 1860, when riders left simultaneously from St. Joseph, MO, and Sacramento, CA. The first westbound trip was made in 9 days and 23 hours and the eastbound journey in 11 days and 12 hours. The pony riders covered 250 miles in a 24-hour day.

Eventually, the Pony Express had more than 100 stations, 80 riders, and between 400 and 500 horses. The express route was extremely hazardous, but only one mail delivery was ever lost. The service lasted only 19 months until October 24, 1861, when the completion of the Pacific Telegraph line ended the need for its existence.

Although CA relied upon news from the Pony Express during the early days of the Civil War, the horse line was never a financial success, leading its founders to bankruptcy. The romantic drama surrounding the Pony Express has made it a part of the legend of the American West.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Background (2)
Pony Express Map
Inception & Founding
Beginning Service
The Rider’s Oath
The Mochila
Rider’s Supplies
Station Operation
The First Westbound Trip
The First Rider
The First Eastbound Trip
Pony Express Mail
Surviving Mail
1860 Election Delivery
Paiute Wars
Recruiting Riders
List of Riders
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody
Robert “Pony Bob” Halsam (2)
Jack Keetley
Billy Tate
Nearing the End
Transcontinental Telegraph
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store on ….Western Expansion in the United States.
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