Edexcel GCSE History: The American West, c1835–c1895

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P3 The American West, c1835–c1895

In this module, students will cover the following topics in line with the Edexcel specifications booklet. Detailed information for the module can be found on page 30-31.

Topics include:

Key topic 1: The early settlement of the West, c1835–c1862

  • 1 The Plains Indians: their beliefs and way of life
  • 2 Migration and early settlement
  • 3 Conflict and tension

Key topic 2: Development of the plains, c1862–c1876

  • 1 The development of settlement in the West
  • 2 Ranching and the cattle industry
  • 3 Changes in the way of life of the Plains Indians

Key topic 3: Conflicts and conquest, c1876–c1895

  • 1 Changes in farming, the cattle industry and settlement
  • 2 Conflict and tension
  • 3 The Plains Indians: the destruction of their way of life

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