West Point in the Making of America

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Exploration Map
Exploration Map


West Point graduates expanded the boundaries of the United States. Follow their routes as they surveyed for railroads, explored new territories, and mapped the new and growing country.



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Travis Panorama
Travis Panorama


Artist William Travis was hired to memorialize the Civil War adventures of Gen. William S. Rosecrans. Travis painted a huge panorama on a roll of canvas over 500 feet long and presented his work to the public in lecture halls.



Experience Panorama

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G. K. Warren's Expedition
G. K. Warren's Expedition


Help the Smithsonian Institution sort and catalog fossils, bones, rocks, and fish sent by 1850 West Point graduate G. K. Warren during his 1856 expedition, in this interactive map-based activity.



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Quiz



Quiz

Try this quiz on the many ways that West Point graduates have influenced the world as inventors, engineers, war heroes, architects, and explorers.

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History


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