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  • Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis Missouri

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis Missouri
    Lewis and Clark were two explorers. They took many adventures with many things and people, including indians. It was lead by the two men, and the expedition was planned by Benjamin Franklin. He and William Clark worked together to start the expedition.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    The Oregon Trail was a trail the pioneers took to a better life. But in the process, many people died. Only about 1/8 of the amount of people who left made it to a better life. If you put a grave everywhere a person died, there would be a grave every 80 yards.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    The Gold Rush was from states around California, to California. People would jump into their wagons and jump onto their horses to get to the mountains with gold. Many people were lucky and got a lot of gold, while others weren't that lucky and didn't get much.
  • Pony Express

    Pony Express
    This was the time people started to get an idea. Some people would not believe it would work, but other believed the Pony Express was a great idea. The Pony Express was a time where messengers would no longer walk from house to house delivering mail. They would use horses to get there faster and to deliver from farther places.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862, the Homestead Act encouraged Western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land. In exchange, homesteaders paid a small filing fee and were required to complete five years of continuous residence before receiving ownership of the land.