Throughout 1803, Jefferson had talked with Meriwether Lewis, a young army veteran and his private secretary, about the Louisiana Territory. Jefferson wanted Lewis to lead a group of people out into the west to explore as much land as he could. Lewis, an adventurer at heart, accepted Jefferson’s request, and in early 1804, went to Philadelphia to recruit the men he wanted to accompany him on his journey. Among the men that were recruited was William Clark, an old friend of Lewis and the man that would share command of the band of explorers with Lewis. Together, Lewis and Clark decided to call their group “The Corps of Discovery.” Altogether, Lewis managed to recruit up to fifty men to join him in his journey into the west.
Conquistador, written by Buddy Levy about the famous ventures of Hernan Cortes, places the reader in the 16th century, or the era c.1450-c. 1750 ce. During this time, the idea of exploration was spreading quickly, as kingdoms and empires in Europe sought to expand their territory. Portugal, with Spain following after, led the way for exploration as they headed south. Spain, however, ventured west, driven by a patriotic attitude of expanding past their borders. Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands.
“The amount of deaths along the Oregon Trail was drastic, and it is estimated that five percent of migrants died on the journey, about 15,000 deaths in total” (Alchin). Pioneers suffered from many issues while on their journey. Due to the many obstacles they would have to overcome. The pioneers traveling on the trails faced the most difficulty trying to survive and thrive in the West due to resources, weather, and disease. One reason that the pioneers encountered difficulties on the trails, was due to their limited resources.
As a result, the frontier disappeared and there were many conflicts with Native Americans. In addition, the transcontinental railroad resulted in the different time zones because it was hard for railroads to stay on schedule and coordinate with different parts of the country. Furthermore, the transcontinental railroad resulted in inflation because the railroads would overcharge farmers to ship their products. As a result, farmers
In other words, Native Americans lost their land due to settlers brought by the Transcontinental Railroad. Therefore, they may be forced to move and many may die due to harsh conditions. Furthermore, many buffaloes were deceased due to the Transcontinental Railroad and the Native Americans deeply depended on the buffaloes in order to survive. The buffaloes were an important resource for the Native
Lewis was extremely meticulous in preparing for his more than two year voyage and this is partly why Jefferson chose him. Jefferson gave Lewis permission to find a co-captain for the journey. Lewis chose William Clark for this position. While in the military, Lewis met Clark, the captain of the Chosen Rifle Company, where they became friends and admirers of each other. Lewis chose Clark even though they had only known each other for six months.
After the American Revolution and declaring its independence, America has been aspired to the ideas of liberty, humanity, equality, and property rights. In the 1840s, the United States added greatly to its territory, gaining lands stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean. President James K. Polk, who was elected in 1844 on the pledge to annex vast territories in the West, delivered on his major campaign compromise. The term Manifest Destiny was a wide belief that the American settlers were destined to expand from coast to coast. The idea of Manifest Destiny certainly contributed to several wars.
“Voyages of Discovery” In the “Voyages of Discovery” section of “Beginnings to 1700,” Wayne Franklin portrays European efforts to hurriedly claim the lands of the New World. After the publication of Columbus’ letter to the Spanish monarchy that described the lavish riches of the West Indies, many Europeans began to take the voyage across the Atlantic to explore much of this new land. Franklin writes, “this second European wave quickly gathered momentum and extended itself far to the north and south of the Caribbean basin that Columbus explored” (8). After initial exploration, many European nations, predominately Spain, held an aggressive presence in the West Indies and claimed much of the “unclaimed” land: “Within fifty years of 1492, the
This would include starvation which is followed by loss of body fat which is followed by muscle and organ failure. Animals may also be affected by weather. For example, chained dogs can be frozen to death or die from extremely hot weather due to the lack of proper shelter (“Animal Cruelty Facts and Stats” 3-5). Most owners do not realize when their animal is suffering because of the lack of attention. Some people do not realize that animal neglect is a form of abuse.
Due to the lack of proper health care in these countries, many children with Rotavirus also get the stomach flu (Gastroenteritis), which causes diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, and dehydration. This is why Gastroenteritis and Rotavirus go hand in hand, similar symptoms. The way Gastroenteritis is spread is similar to Rotavirus, by improper hand washing and through people infected with the virus. Many children affected with these viruses tend to die because their immune systems cannot handle the severity of the diseases and their countries cannot offer proper
Some were able to sleep in them, others forced to sleep on the ground with no fire to keep warm. It is October and the weather is cold , wet, windy, not to mention snowing and freezing rain. This caused even more pain and suffering with the deaths due to illness and disease. Many also died from hunger and exhaustion. Over 4,000 out of 15,000 Cherokee Indians died during the move to the west.
Smallpox was also a threat. One settler describes it as a “cloud over this province.” It drove off people and killed the people who stayed. It was also one of the major causes of the decline in the Native American population. There were definitely other kinds of diseases, but Smallpox was the most common. Both of these problems made it hard to settle Charles Town.
What horrible things did the continental army have to suffer in their six- month encampment? They experienced hunger, diseases, and death. Since it was cold some couldn 't bathe causing them to have bad hygiene. Also at the time smallpox and pneumonia was being spread. Since there weren 't many medical supplies, some couldn 't be treated.
Well many colonists died because of their water supply, their relationship with the natives, and because of their knowledge of survival. These factor lead to early death for most of the colonist. The water supply for Jamestown was brackish, or filthy, and lead to disease. Also, there were many years that they went through a drought and did not have enough water for farming. The colonist dumped human waste into the rivers, and it tended to gather instead of flush away.
The Cherokees were forced to drag the wagons out of the muddy roads. Death became a daily occurrence because of the road conditions, winter distress, and illness. The government only provided a single blanket to each Indian as shelter from the cold wind of the winter. The ill-equipped Cherokees were trapped beside the frozen Mississippi River with many of them dying of pneumonia. Starvation and malnutrition made the Cherokees more prone to diseases like cholera, dysentery, and smallpox.