Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle

Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle
Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle
Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle
Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle
Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle
Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle
Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle
Westward Expansion Webquest Bundle
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The bundle contains 7 engaging webquests for the Westward Expansion Unit (Indian Removal, Alamo, Oregon and Mormon Trail, Mexican-American War, California Gold Rush, Transcontinental Railroad and the American West). The internet assignments require no teacher preparation. Answer keys are included. Please message me if you have any questions.

The documents can be uploaded to your personal website or Google Drive; however, please make sure it is password protected.

The following webquests are included in the bundle:

Indian Removal Webquest (27 Questions)
Causes of Relocation
Trail of Tears
Civilization Campaign
Five Civilized Tribes (Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee)
Treatment of Natives by settlers
Worchester v. Georiga
Indian Removal Act
Indian Territory
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
Removal Conditions
Cherokees Petition Removal
General Winfield Scott
Distance of Relocation
Effects of Relocation

The Alamo Webquest (24 Questions)
San Antonio
General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Commanders of the Alamo (James Bowie and William Travis)
Davy Crockett
Alamo's Defenders Hold the Fort 13 days
Early History of the Alamo
Missionaries and Native Americans
Texan Volunteers Capture the Fort in 1835
Sam Houston
Santa Anna
Mexican Army
Battle of San Jacinto
Texan Independence
Annexation of Texas

Oregon and Mormon Trail Webquest (30 questions)
The Distance of Each Trail
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
Reasons Why People Moved West
Mountain Men
Jedidiah Smith
South Pass
John Fremont
Manifest Destiny
Cooperation and Conflict with Native Americans
Independence, MO
Oregon City
Independence Rock
Brigham Young
The Great Salt Lake
Religious persecution
Joseph Smith
Physical Feature the Trails Followed
Rocky Mountains

Mexican-American War Webquest (36 questions)
Causes and Effects of the Mexican-American War
James K. Polk
Texas Annexation
Reasons President Polk wanted to Expand the Nation
Zachary Taylor
Polk's Response after Violence at the Rio Grande River
Opposition to the War (Abraham Lincoln)
Manifest Destiny
John L. O'Sullivan
Horace Greeley's Opposition to the War
Sam Houston
Santa Anna
Reasons Southerners Supported the War
Junior officers in the War (Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant)
Mexican Flag Meaning
Defeating the Mexican Army
Winfield Scott
Plan to Capture Mexico
Treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo
Cultural Integration
Mexican Cession
The Present-Day States that were part of the Mexican Cession
Effects on Mexicans living in the Mexican Cession
Difficulties of Integration (Mexican Culture and Catholicism)
White Settlement Accelerates to California (Discovery of Gold)

California Gold Rush Webquest (30 questions)
Cause of the Gold Rush
Negative Effects of the Gold Rush (Destroyed Landscape, Exploitation of Mexicans, the Extermination of Native Americans, and Mistreatment of Asians)
Discovery at Sutter's Mill
James Marshall
John Sutter
Non-Native Population
Total Worth of Metal Extracted
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Mexican-American War
The Spread of News about Gold
First Migrants to California (Oregon, Hawaii, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and China)
James K Polk Announcement
3 routes to California (Overland, Sailed to Panama, Sailed around South America)
Gold Mining Towns
Negative Effects of Overcrowded Mining Camps (lawlessness, gambling, and violence)
San Francisco
California statehood
Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay
Mining Peak in California
The Lasting impact of the Gold Rush

Transcontinental Railroad Webquest (33 questions)
Hardships of building the railroad
Advantages of the railroad
Pacific Railroad Act of 1862
Central Pacific
Union Pacific
Financing of the Railroad
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Construction of the Railroad
American Indians
Irish Immigrants (pay, living conditions, jobs, hours worked, and hardships)
Winter of 1866 challenges
Salt Lake City
Promontory Summit
Impact of the Railroad on the West, Industry, and Cattle
Positive and Negative Effects of the Railroad

American West Webquest (45 questions)
Homestead Act
Dawes Act
Chief Joseph
Cattle Drives
Indian Wars
Transcontinental Railroad
Wounded Knee
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59 pages
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