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Kansas As a Crossroads: Home

Essential Question

How did the movement of explorers, Native Americans, and early settlers influence the Kansas territory, based on each group's perspective?

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny:  the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.

Research Guiding Questions




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