Grade 3 - How The Country Was Settled

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The 13 colonies became crowded and pioneers decided to move west to explore new frontiers


Daniel Boone helped the pioneers get around


President Jefferson bought land from the country of France in the “Louisiana Purchase” to increase the size of the country


He also hired Lewis and Clark to travel through, and map out, the new territory


They established the Oregon Trail, with Sacagawea’s help


The railroad made a huge difference in the dangerous journey westward


Big groups of people were migrating and also immigrating during this time


Technology helped to create jobs for everyone, often in factories

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Videos in this Series

Grade 3 - The First Americans

Grade 3 - A Country of Cultures

Grade 3 - I Am A Consumer

Grade 3 - Businesses At Work

Grade 3 - The Geography of Our Communities

Grade 3 - How Government Helps Our Communities

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