Where Did the Pioneers Travel To?
The pioneers traveled to the frontiers of North
America. In the 1700s the frontiers were the Appalachian Mountains. Later they traveled
west across the Mississippi River. Look at the map below to see the Westward Expansion of the United States.
The orange-colored section represents the settled areas of the the United States.
|Map #1 shows that the settlers had moved into the Appalachian Mountains by the 1760s.|
Map #2 shows that settlement had reached as far as the
Mississippi River by 1783.
Map #3 shows that during the early 1800s pioneers began claiming fertile areas of land beyond the Mississippi
Map #4 shows that during the mid-1800s Americans started settling the Great Plains, Pacific Coast, and Texas.
|Who were the Pioneers?|
|Why did they travel to the frontier?|
|What are some of the trails they used?|
|What did they take with them?|
|How did they travel?|
|What were their wagons like?|
|What was a Wagon Train?|
|Who led the Wagon Train?|
|What were their lives like on the trail?|
|What did they do after reaching their new homes?|
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