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Westward Expansion:  Myth vs. Reality


Assignment

After viewing both the Myth and Reality documents regarding Westward Expansion:

1.      Write a short paragraph in which you summarize the “myth” surrounding westward expansion.

2.      Write a short paragraph in which you summarize the “reality” surrounding westward expansion.

3.      Why do you think the “myths” were emphasized rather than the reality?

Myth 

The following are pictures depicting Westward Expansion:
 


The following pictures depict the West as it really was for the people living there: