Grade 2 - Early Americans

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Video Storyline:  Families long ago used to live on farms and grow their own food. Transportation was slow and life was hard. Settlers began to arrive and everyone had to obey the rules of the King of England. People felt he was unfair and decided to fight for their freedom from him. They won, and created a new country with new leaders.

Video length: 9:42 minutes.

Topics covered in this Video

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Native Americans were the first people to live in America

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They belonged to different groups and lived in different types of housing

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Native American hunting, fishing, & clothing

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After some time the Pilgrims and other settlers arrived

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Life was not easy for these settlers

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Eventually 13 colonies were built

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Conflict with England resulted in the Declaration of Independence

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This led to the Revolutionary War and the new country of the U.S.A.

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Some time later a great president, Abraham Lincoln, freed the slaves

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Civil War led to greater choices for all

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Some chose to move west to get away from the crowded cities

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Pioneers had a hard life and getting around wasn’t easy

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Things are much easier now with emails and easy transportation

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Videos in this Series

Grade 2 - Our Government At Work

Grade 2 - Land and Water Around Us

Grade 2 - Work and Money

Grade 2 - Living Together

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