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In the East, some American settlers moved to their new home on rafts, riverboats, or by boat on the Great Lakes. [[Image:Rivers and Lakes.png|right|500px]]
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[[File:Riverboats at Memphis.jpg|right|400px]]In the East, some American settlers moved to their new home on rafts, riverboats, or by boat on the Great Lakes. The rapid spread of shallow-draft steamboats after 1811 on most of the rivers on the&nbsp;map below&nbsp;had a significant impact on American transportion until railroads&nbsp;or automobiles became a safer, faster alternative in the local area.<ref name="null">Wikipedia contributors, "Steamboat" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat (accessed August 4, 2010).</ref>
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*St. Lawrence River  
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=== Eastern U.S. Rivers  ===
*Mississippi River  
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*Ohio River  
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*[[St. Lawrence River]] [[Image:Rivers and Lakes.png|right|500px|Rivers and Lakes.png]]
*Hudson River  
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*[[Mississippi River]]
*Tennessee River
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*[[Ohio River]]
*Missouri River  
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*Connecticut River  
*Mohawk River  
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*[[Hudson River]]
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*[[Mohawk River]]
 
*Delaware River  
 
*Delaware River  
*Connecticut River
   
*Susquehanna River  
 
*Susquehanna River  
*Potomac River  
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*[[Potomac River]]
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*Tennessee River  
 
*Savannah River  
 
*Savannah River  
 
*Chattachoochee-Apalachicola  
 
*Chattachoochee-Apalachicola  
*Coosa-Alabama-Mobile  
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*Coosa-Alabama-Mobile Rivers
*Maumee  
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*Maumee River
*Wabash  
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*Wabash River
*Illinois  
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*Illinois River
*Red River of the North
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*[[Red River of the North]]
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=== Significant Lakes  ===
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*Lake Ontario  
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*[[Lake Champlain]]
*Lake Erie  
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*[[Lake Ontario]]
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*[[Lake Erie]]
 
*Lake Huron  
 
*Lake Huron  
*Lake Michigan  
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*[[Lake Michigan]]
*Lake Superior  
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*[[Lake Superior]]
*Lake Champlain
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=== Western U.S. Rivers  ===
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Farther west (of the Mississippi River) migrants had to follow trails near rivers in order to water their livestock. For example, the Oregon trail followed the Missouri, North Platte, Sweetwater,&nbsp;Snake and Columbia rivers.  
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Farther west (of the Mississippi River) migrants had to follow trails near rivers in order to water their livestock. For example, the Oregon trail followed the Missouri, North Platte, Sweetwater, Snake and Columbia rivers.  
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*[[Missouri River]]
 
*North Platte River  
 
*North Platte River  
 
*Sweetwater River  
 
*Sweetwater River  
 
*Snake River  
 
*Snake River  
*Columbia River  
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*[[Columbia River]]
 
*Arkansas River  
 
*Arkansas River  
*Red River  
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*[[Red River]]
 
*Sabine River  
 
*Sabine River  
 
*Colorado River (Texas)  
 
*Colorado River (Texas)  
*Rio Grande  
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*[[Rio Grande]]
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*[[Colorado River]]
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*Gila River
 
*Green River  
 
*Green River  
*Colorado River
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*Gila River
   
*Sacramento River  
 
*Sacramento River  
*San Juaquin River
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*San Joaquin River  
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*Yukon River in Alaska
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=== External Links  ===
    
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_the_United_States List of Rivers of the United States (Wikipedia)]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_the_United_States List of Rivers of the United States (Wikipedia)]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_the_United_States List of Lakes of the United States (Wikipdia)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_the_United_States List of Lakes of the United States (Wikipdia)]
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=== Sources  ===
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[[Category:US_Migration_Rivers_and_Lakes|Rivers and Lakes]] [[Category:Migration_Routes|Rivers and Lakes]]
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[[Category:US_Migration_Rivers_and_Lakes|Rivers and Lakes]] [[Category:Major_Rivers]]
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