1. Describe the philosophy of Manifest Destiny. What effect did it have on Americans’ westward migration?
2. What happened during the Indian Wars of this period? Why are they important? Describe the connection between the West and the railroad.
3. What was the Dawes General Allotment Act?
4. Describe the difficulties of pioneer life in the West. How did ranching led to difficulties and violence in the West?
5. Compare and contrast the experiences of Chinese labor in the West to Hispanic Americans.