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Teacher's Guide - Expansion and Reaction



 Itinerary Overview

 10/28  -  US Expansion Through the Mid-1800's

 11/1  -   Native American Responses Through the Mid 1800's

 11/4  -   The Mexican-American War

 11/8  -   The Economic Machine and the Reaction

 11/11  -   The Age of Reform

 11/15  -   The Women's Rights Movement




10/28 - US Expansion Through the Mid-1800's





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11/1 - Native American Responses Through the Mid 1800's


  • Native American Life in the Southeast
  • Tecumseh and Red Eagle / The Creek Wars
  • The Seminole Wars
  • Sequoyah and the Cherokee Press
  • The Cherokee and the Trail of Tears



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11/4 - The Mexican-American War


  • Mexican Life on the Frontier
  • Flashpoints in the War
  • American Dissent
  • US Troops in Mexico City
  • The Legacy of Guadalupe-Hidalgo


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11/8 - The Economic Machine and the Reaction


  • Industrial Development
  • Irish and German Immigration
  • The Know-Nothings
  • The Anti-Renter Movement
  • The Dorr Rebellion
  • The Astor Place Riot


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11/11 - The Age of Reform


  • Utopian Societies
  • Dorthea Dix
  • Horace Mann
  • Emerson and Thoreau
  • Religious Fervor and the Mormons




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11/15 - The Women's Rights Movement


  • Lifestyles of Women in 1800's
  • The Education Revolution
  • The Seneca Falls Convention
  • Seneca Falls 2000


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