History of the United States
Native American History
Century - 1800s

How did the people move West?

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03/26/2010

The preferred method was via water, using canals and rivers. Many took the Erie Canal into Lake Erie and the Great Lakes to move west.

Wagons and carts were used, often pulled by oxen, as they could later be used to plow fields.

Later on trains transported many settlers to the west.