Locating the Site

Map 1: The United States, 1819.

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1. Locate the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Why do you think these rivers were so important before and during the 19th century?

2. Locate St. Louis, which was founded by fur traders Pierre Laclede and August Chouteau in 1764. Why do you think they chose the site they did? What were the advantages of that site?

3. Why do you think St. Louis received the nickname "Gateway to the West" during the 19th century?

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