Westward Expansion Internet Scavenger Hunt WebQuest Activity
This internet scavenger hunt covers all of the most important parts of the Westward Expansion. This scavenger hunt covers Louisiana Purchase, Manifest Destiny, the war with Mexico, Oregon Territory, California Gold Rush, the Wild West, and the end of the era of Westward Expansion.
On August 14, 1848, Congress created the Oregon Territory, an area encompassing present-day Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and parts of western Montana and Wyoming. Peter Burnett, a Missouri lawyer who joined an expedition to the Oregon Territory in 1843, hoped to make enough money there to repay his accumulated debt.