Americans Move West

Sitting Bull

After the Civil War, Americans began moving West again. Attracted by gold and silver strikes, miners and their families flocked to western states and territories. In addition, the federal government passed legislation intended to increase farming in the Great Plains by offering free or cheap land to Americans. As populations increased, so too did the conflict with Native Americans. After decades of war, the United States government moved Indian nations onto reservations. By 1900, the frontier in America ceased to exist.

Downloadable Worksheets

Notebook Materials

Click on a link below to bring up the .pdf file containing most of the notebook and textbook worksheets that will be used in this chapter. You may print some or all of the given pages.

Information Worksheets

These are worksheets used for all U.S. History classes. Since most of these activities are cut out and pasted into the notebook, print using only one side of the paper.