Area 6: Westward Expansion and the United States (1840s-1890s)
Question: How did expanding westward affect tensions within different regions of the U.S.?
Lesson Plan Developed By
1. Students learn why the first officers of Wyoming Territory were not appointed until a year after Congress established the territory
2. Students learn the significance of the Union Pacific Railroad in administering the territory
3. Students learn what Gov. John A. Campbell accomplished during his first year in office
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1 45-Minute Class Period
Resource 1: Topic Summary
Resource 2: Article
“John Campbell and the Invention of Wyoming”
Gov. Campbell’s message to the first Territorial Legislature