Westward Expansion in Newspapers - Page 2

Spanning much of the 19th century, the era of Westward Expansion was a time when explorers and settlers pushed further and further west under the philosophy of “Manifest Destiny,” until the United States eventually stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. This westward movement caused the displacement or deaths of many native peoples and led to conflict between the U.S. government and Native Americans.

Explore the topics below to learn more about this period through newspaper articles and clippings.