Westward Expansion: America's Push to the Pacific
In 1890, barely a century after the United States of
America’s founding, the Census Bureau declared the American frontier closed.
This series chronicles the causes and effects of the young country’s rapid
westward expansion, examining its positive outcomes, such as improved
transportation and communication methods, as well as its devastating impact on
Native Americans and other negative consequences of this mass migration. Readers
will grasp the full picture of this era and how it contributed to American
history and culture.
• Engaging, authoritative text will allow readers to turn a critical eye to history
• Topics will appeal to readers interested in technology, military, cultural interactions, and travel
• Conforms to social studies and history curriculum standards