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Settlers changed the landscape

Settlers changed the landscape as they transformed forests into fields.

Reproduced from Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America, by Patrick Campbell, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

Settlers changed the landscape

Images of the Era: 1789-1815

During its first quarter century, the new United States government had to find its way in the world while attending to the nation’s business. Leaders met with Indian nations and faced often-hostile relations with European powers while coping with conflicts between emerging political parties and working out relationships among the three new branches of government.