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Social Studies: lesson 1, page 98-103

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Daniel Boone
He was known as the "Pathfinder". He found new trails, or paths that led west.
Frontier
The far edge of a country where a group of people is just beginning to settle.
Pioneers
One of the first of a group of people to settle in an area new to them.
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
They were hired by President Thomas Jefferson to explore, or find out about, the newly bought land from France. "Louisiana Territory"
Sacagawea
A Shoshone Indian woman helped Lewis and Clark during their journey. She translated languages of Native Americans they met.
Transcontinental
A railroad that stretched across the continent.
Century
One hundred years
George Washington
For 6 years Americans, led by this man, fought to become free, or independent.