- from The New Nation
After weeks and weeks at sea, your family finally sees land again. It’s the United States, your new home!
Gazing at the shoreline, you spot many interesting things in the port city where you’ll arrive. But there won’t be much time to explore. Your dad is buying some land in the western wilderness so he can start his own farm, and there’s a lot to get ready.
Immigrants traveling to the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys had a hard road. Sometimes there was barely any road at all, and the Appalachian Mountains made it even more difficult to get there. But people were determined to move west, so they found a way.