Learn all about America's First Settlements and the struggles and people who made this country what it is today. The size and shape of America wasn't always as we know it today. Take a look at the people who made this growth possible, all for the promise of liberty and land. From the original thirteen colonies to the exploration and opening of the prairies, to finding routes around and through the Rocky Mountains. Read about the unparalled growth in both size and population of the America we know today. This title cites textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.