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How the West was Settled

Format: Streaming
Length: 3.43
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned

The settling of the American West was fraught with disputes over property, though ultimately squatters became legitimate landowners.

Discussion Question:

Why did corn and cabin rights give way to more formal ways of defining property boundaries?

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Subject Areas

U.S. History / Government & Civics

World History / Geography




Property Rights


Rule of Law

Unintended Consequences

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