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From the Lewis and Clark expedition to the rush of miners looking for gold, explore the events that drove Americans westward and the conflicts and consequences that followed. Includes one feature and three shorter segments.
- On the Trail of Lewis and Clark — Considers the obstacles they had to overcome in their study of the land, geography, and peoples of this vast wilderness.
- Our Changing Nation — Examines how a focus on internal affairs after the War of 1812 helped and harmed Americans.
- America's Trail of Tears — Relives the Long Walk of thousands of Navajos from their home in Canyon de Chelly to the Bosque Redondo in Eastern New Mexico.
- Settlers Expand the Land — Shows how the promise of gold helped settle the American West