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Ch 23: MTLE Social Studies: Westward Expansion

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What major events involved with westward expansion are tested by the MTLE Social Studies exam? This chapter allows you to review the circumstances surrounding the push west as you get ready for the test.

MTLE Social Studies: Westward Expansion - Chapter Summary

Use these video and text lessons to go over the major steps in the westward expansion of the United States as you prepare for the MTLE Social Studies test. Some of the topics covered include the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, the Indian wars and major figures in the history of Minnesota. This chapter offers a quick way to prepare to do the following:

  • Outline Lewis and Clark, the Louisiana Purchase and other key issues of Jefferson's presidency
  • Discuss the Mexican-American War, the Wilmot Proviso and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • Detail the struggle between Native Americans and settlers
  • Discuss the culture and daily life of the Dakota and Anishinaabe peoples
  • Explain the state history of Minnesota

These lessons are designed to highlight important terms and events that you'll need to know about this period in history. You can make sure you understand the people and places involved in this expansion with the quizzes at the end of each lesson.

5 Lessons in Chapter 23: MTLE Social Studies: Westward Expansion
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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

1. Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

Thomas Jefferson is often noted as one of the best presidents in history. In our lesson, learn about some of President Jefferson's many famous domestic accomplishments and the controversy surrounding most of them.

The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

2. The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

The controversial Mexican-American War lasted from 1846-1848. In this lesson, discover how the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo expanded the southern part of the United States all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers

3. The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers

As America expanded into the West, whites often encroached on Indian land and resources. Many Native Americans defended their territory, leading to a series of conflicts known as the Indian Wars.

Dakota & Anishinaabe Peoples: History, Culture & Daily Life

4. Dakota & Anishinaabe Peoples: History, Culture & Daily Life

The state of Minnesota was once home to two Native American tribes that competed for control of the same territory. These two tribes were the Dakota, a Sioux tribe, and the Anishinaabe. This lesson looks at these two tribes and looks at the reasons for the war that reshaped Minnesota.

Minnesota: State History, Key Events & Historical Figures

5. Minnesota: State History, Key Events & Historical Figures

Minnesota is a state located in the Upper Midwest with a fascinating history. From the French fur trading era to the rise of the Farm-Labor Party in the 1930s and beyond, this lesson examines the important themes in the history of Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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