This is a useful timeline about Westward Expansion. I would use this as a outline/key to learning about Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny. It is from 1790 - 1850 which is the time period in which Manifest destiny idea came about.
Colonial Journals for StoryPath/Colonial Boston! // Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!