Westward Expansion

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Take a closer look into the American movement to the wild west during the late nineteenth century and the drastic consequences this had for native populations. The video discusses the importance of the transcontinental railroad in settler activity, implications of the Dawes Act and subjugation of indigenous inhabitants, and how our modern vision of the American cowboy came to be.

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Pros

  • Humorous speaker and engaging graphics/animations illustrate historical content
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  • Skip initial third-party advertisement at the beginning of the video