Watch the Schoolhouse Rock video and answer the question

Watch the Schoolhouse Rock video, “Elbow Room” (link here: “Elbow Room,” Schoolhouse Rock (Links to an external site.) ). Draw on the video’s details (visual images, characters, story, music, lyrics, etc.) to answer some of the following prompt questions in a post of 100-150 words:

How does this children’s video from the 1970s tell the history of American westward expansion and settlement? Consider, for example:

• Who are the heroes/protagonists of this story? Who/what are the antagonists/impediments to settlement?

• What messages does this video present about the frontier, technology, Native Americans, and/or American colonists?

• Do any of these messages overlap with the ideas of Charles Darwin or Frederick Jackson Turner? How so?

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