Westward Expansion: America's Push to the Pacific: Settlers, Traders, and Trails, 1st Edition

  • Xina M. Uhl
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  • ISBN-10: 1680487728
  • ISBN-13: 9781680487725
  • DDC: 978.0223
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Since the establishment of the American colonies, the frontier expanded westward steadily until the country bordered both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Soldiers, explorers, missionaries, and fur traders were the first Europeans to penetrate the country's interior. Soon, gold miners, dirt farmers, and cattle ranchers followed, blazing dangerous trails across barren lands and snow-topped mountain ranges. American Indians were too few to stop the relentless tide of pioneers, despite their efforts. Readers discover the personalities, routes, and circumstances that propelled Americans to claim the mysterious 'Great American Desert' west of the Mississippi River.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Explorers Travel West.
2: Fur Fever.
3: Westward Ho!.
4: No Place Like Home.
For Further Reading.