Was the spread of the United States across the continent destiny or design?

Introduction

1 | Why didn’t Jefferson’s vision of peaceful, scientific exploration typify the westward expansion of White America?

2 | When something is wrong but popular, how should individuals resist?

3 | How have the real and mythologized people of the West shaped our national identity? (PART 1)

4 | How have the real and mythologized people of the West shaped our national identity? (PART 2)

5 | Were the Indian Wars a triumph or a tragedy?

Conclusion

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