Song originally written about the Westward Expansion to Miley Cyrus's song Wrecking Ball. This song includes the following topics:
Overcrowding in Eastern farmland, Homestead Act of 1862, Homesteading, Indian Removal, Manifest Destiny, Westward Expansion
I use this song as a launch of my unit on Westward Expansion 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: