West Point Graduates in the Antebellum Army

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 6/18/2009

Using objects, images and short biographical sketches, this website teaches students how West Point Graduates played a major role in westward expansion and the development of the nation's transportation network and advances in technology between 1802 and 1860. West Pointers helped lay the groundwork for America's economic development, intellectual growth and territorial expansion in the years before the Civil War. The Antebellum Army is part of the online exhibition, West Point in the Making of America.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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