US History II: Westward Expansion Part II. This 81 slide PowerPoint covers the Reasons for post-Civil War westward expansion including ranchers and the cattle kingdom, the inventions and adaptations which made life on the Great Plains possible, and the Plains Farmers. It follows the Virginia State Standards of Learning. Included are graphs, maps, songs, note sheets, and videos (Please note: sometimes videos do not transfer with download. Links to videos used are included). When downloading from my computer to TPT, the vocabulary does not always line up. This is an easily fixed. This presentation may be edited to fit your needs and those of your students. Part I and Part III are also included on my site. The three complete the Westward Expansion Unit. Size restrictions on TPT prevent this presentation from being downloaded as one presentation.