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Ch 22: NYSTCE Social Studies: Westward Expansion

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Review the information pertaining to the Westward Expansion portion of the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. The video lessons and quizzes that are included within this chapter will help you study Thomas Jefferson's presidency, the Oregon Trail and more.

NYSTCE Social Studies: Westward Expansion- Chapter Summary

Study the topics that will be covered on the Westward Expansion portion of the NYSTCE Social Studies exam with the numerous resources provided in this chapter. Listed below are topics that are covered in this chapter and also the exam:

  • Thomas Jefferson's presidency
  • Westward U.S. Expansion
  • The Oregon Trail
  • The Indian Wars
  • Manifest Destiny and the Texas annexation
  • The Mexican-American War

Let our experienced and knowledgeable instructors help you study information for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. The short and engaging video lessons will cover all of the topics on this portion of the exam. If you ever get stuck on a certain part of the chapter, you can reach out to the instructors, and they will help you clear up anything you need to study more.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: NYSTCE 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.

Westward U.S. Expansion (1820-1860)

2. Westward U.S. Expansion (1820-1860)

This lesson will explain America's 19th century expansion into the West. It will define the concept of Manifest Destiny and highlight the displacement of Native Americans.

The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

3. The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the United States expanded its borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling its manifest destiny. Find out about the reasons people wanted this land, the path that took them there and the politicians who supported it all.

The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers

4. 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.

Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

5. Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

Find out why it took five presidents (Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler and Polk) to get Texas annexed into the U.S. and added as a state during the era of Manifest Destiny.

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

6. 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.

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