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EL Civics Picture Tour of the Gateway Arch

EL Civics History and Government

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Welcome to the Gateway Arch picture tour! This beautiful landmark celebrates the westward expansion of the United States. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson bought a large piece of land west of the Mississippi River from France. Soon many Americans began to move west. This purchase is called the Louisiana Purchase. It almost doubled the size of the United States. I hope you enjoy your EL Civics History and Government picture tour of this famous landmark. Please return often for more great EL Civics and ESL citizenship lessons and picture tours. (3 pages)

EL Civics Gateway Arch

Where is the Gateway Arch?

  • It is in Saint Louis, Missouri, near the Mississippi River.
  • The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States.


Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri

Who is the city of Saint Louis named after?

  • It is named after Louis IX, a famous French king. Saint Louis used to belong to France.
  • In this picture you can see both the Gateway Arch and the city of Saint Louis.


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