Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led one of the most significant and popular expeditions of American history. It all started with the large purchase of the Louisiana territory in 1803. The purchase consisted of about 828,000,000 square miles of land. President Thomas Jefferson initiated the exploration of the newly purchased grounds and the land over the "great rock mountains. " There were high hopes for what the expedition would find along the way.
Sacagawea’s exploration with Lewis and Clark in The Corps of Discover Expedition made an impact on the United States and its decisions on exploration and expansion. Sacagawea was a Shoshone interpreter who greatly contributed to the Lewis and Clark Expedition .She knew some of the geography they passed through, and interpreted when the expedition came across Shoshone-speaking American Indians. Sacagawea identified roots, plants, and berries that were medicinal or edible along the journey, helping Lewis and Clark identify things about this new land. Sacagawea is a significant part of the Corps of Discover Expedition because she contributed to helping build relationships between American Indians and White Americans. She also helped the discovery of new geography, plant and animal species, which in turn made new things
The history of the Pacific Northwest is an intriguing time period for the United States and the expansion of the country. Many individual contributed to the growth and transformation of the region, however, several particular leaders created insurmountable adjustments to the region, that their names have gone done in history. Long before becoming President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson was committed and captivated with western exploration, believing that America had the sovereign right to the western region. In 1786, American minister to France, Thomas Jefferson, endorsed John Ledyard in seeking a Pacific passage, crossing Russia.
William Clark, The Exploration That Changed the World Ty Brown Riceville Community School I am talking about William Clark, and how we changed exploration. He gained a better knowledge of the United states. It will talk about everything he went through and everything he seen on his exploration. When Lewis and clark started their exploration conditions were terrible because they were always outside and were having to do everything on their own. Before Lewis and clark there were plans to explore the west, there would of been a first explorer named Michaax but they found out he was a secret agent for the French.
village. Finally, the brigade reached the Shoshone Indian Tribe which was Sacagawea’s birth tribe. The Shoshones were intrigued by the skin color of Lewis and his crew because they had never seen a white person before then. While exploring through the Shoshone tribe, Sacagawea recognizes the chief for their tribe, and it turned out to be her brother, Cameahwait. They hadn't seen each other in five years so they were extremely happy to see each other.
21. Louisiana Purchase- The purchase had happened when President Thomas Jefferson had bought the land from Napoleon Bonaparte of France, as Napoleon needed money to fund the war with France against Britain. As soon as Jefferson had purchased the land area it had made the U.S. twice its size. Jefferson had also sent Lewis and Clark to go and review the land and bring back information on the purchased area.
Woodes Rogers was originally a merchant, but in 1708 fellow Bristol merchants, whose ships were being targeted by other pirates, sponsored a retaliatory global expedition and chose Rogers to be in charge of it, with William Dampier as his navigator. Under a letter of marque Rogers set sail in charge of the 350-ton Duke, (it had 36 guns) and the 260-ton Duchess (it also had 36 guns) and 333 men. Rogers described his crews as "tinkers, taylors, hay-makers, pedlers, fidlers etc, one negro and about ten boys." His mission was to harass Spanish shipping, but to the English he was a loyal citizen, but to the Spanish he was a pirate. Woodes Rogers took the weird strategy of harassing the Spanish on the Pacific Coast of the Americas where they would feel more secure from the English.
Trail of Tears Native Americans experienced a dramatic change in the 1830s. Nearly 125,000 Native Americans who lived on inherited land from ancestors of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida were all cast out by the end of the decade. The federal government forced the natives to leave because white settlers wanted an area to grow their cotton. Andrew Jackson (President of the U.S. during this time) signed into law, the Indian Removal Act, authorizing him to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi River in return for native lands within state borders.
For the last 170 years, maybe longer, there has been a recurring displacement of local inhabitants from their native land or community. Motives ranging from greed in relations to an expansion of land and wealth or just wanting a change in “scenery”. While such actions can indeed have a positive outcome on the person doing the action it may not work out for the people it's happening to. Such examples are The Trail of Tears & the modern day Gentrification of the Chicago South Side. The Trail of Tears was the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans from their native land in Southeastern U.S to the Mississippi River.
Imagine being forced to leave your home, just for the reason of white settlers needing land to plant cotton. In 1814, Andrew Jackson from Tennessee commanded, the U.S. military forces that defeated a faction of the Cherokee nation. In their defeat, they lost 22 million acres of land. The Cherokees were given two years to migrate voluntarily, at the end of the two years the Cherokees would be removed by force. In 1838 only 2,000 had migrated and 16,000 remained on the land.
President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery to have the Lewis and Clark expedition find a waterway that could connect the United States for transportation because he had aspirations to expand to the Pacific and Northwest making the expedition important to his agenda for the United States. (The Corp of Discovery, 2016). Another reason for the important expedition was to create a relationship with the American Indians, and the American fur trade, while learning the North American topography and geography of the land which was also important to the exploration (Corps of Discover, 2016). Thomas Jefferson was important to the Lewis and Clark expedition because he organized the journey, sought funding and made Lewis and Clark head
Emerging America Story John Riley grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He had a very rough life as a young kid, his family was poor and consisted of a mom and dad and his brother. When he was only 6 years old his mother and older brother both died of cholera due to bad living conditions, leaving John and his dad Cliff the only two in the family. Cliff worked on the railroad and had served in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. John went to school up to the 3rd grade but had to get a job to support him and Cliff, he got a job as a street sweeper.
Narrative: Sacagawea (Dani E.) “Everything I did I did for my people” Bird woman I was born in May of 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho into the Shoshone Tribe. My dad was the chief of the Shoshone Tribe. At around the age of 12, I was captured by the enemy Hidatsa tribe during a buffalo hunt. I was traded to a French Canadian fur trader, Toussaint Charbonneau, who made me his wife in 1804.
The Apache were a strong, fierce, war-like nation, native to the arid deserts of the Southwest (specifically Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma). And since 1492, the discovery of the Americas, the Apache fiercely opposed Spanish, Mexican, and American invasions. Arguably, they are most known and most remembered for their association with the Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans; the relationship between the Apache and the settlers that led into the Mexican and American conflicts and the aftermath of that, by how westward expansion in the United States affected the population of the Apaches and then how the laws during the 1800s influenced the forced removal of the Apache. These reasons show the relationship the settlers had with the Apache.