Song originally written about the Westward Expansion to the Backstreet Boys song I Want it That Way. This song includes the following topics:
Southern Slavery, Northern Manufacturing, Northern Commerce , Eli Whitney, the Cotton Gin, States' Rights, Cash Crops, Subsistence Farming
I use this song as a launch of my unit on the Civil War and reference it throughout the unit. You can sing this song to our students, or ask them to join in. Karaoke versions of this song can easily be found on the internet.
BUNDLE AND SAVE!!!
This song can also be bundled with other originally written songs about United States history at the following link: