Into the West: Causes and Effects of U.S. Westward Expansion

Into the West: Causes and Effects of U.S. Westward Expansion

by Terry Collins


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Gold fever! Free land! A chance to start a new life! In the 1800s, many Americans heard the call of the West. But how did the mass movement start? And how would it change the United States? This nonfiction children's book is perfect for young history buffs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476534039
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: Capstone Cause and Effect Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,220,794
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Terry Collins always knew he wanted to be a writer when he grew up. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist, he now writes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels for readers of all ages. He also teaches literature and creative writing, helping to inspire other lovers of the written word. Terry lives in his hometown in North Carolina with his wife, Ginny, and their devoted dog, Bosley. A lifelong reader, he has a personal library that outgrew his house years ago. Despite his wife's gentle protests over a lack of space, he believes a person can never own too many books.

Table of Contents

Spreading west — What caused westward expansion? — The voyage west — What effects did westward expansion have?

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