In the year 1807, Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on an expedition with a group of men. Specifically, the goal was to discover new waterways and routes near the Pacific ocean and to uncover new finds in the West. Along the way, the group of men was later joined by a woman named Sacagawea and her family. In general, the group ended up finding new Indian tribes, the Rockies, and over 300 new types of species. In the “ The Lewis and Clark Journey Begins”, from National Geographic, the article summarizes the dangerous and rough expedition Lewis and Clark took with a group of men in order to find new discoveries.
When we think of the American West, we always envision a land of rugged mountains and vast prairie, on which cowboys ride on horseback and chase after the Indians. This is the definition of the American West as presented on big screens in cinema, where most Americans’ perception of the myth of the American West comes from. Myth is a story that represents a culture's values and helps to define the individuals that comprise it. All cultures are based on myths.
The Battle at Bunker Hill, which occurred on June 17, 1775, lasted no more than two hours, yet it was one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the American Revolution. Despite being defeated by the British, American forces held their own, wounding or killing nearly half of the Redcoats who fought in the battle. The Americans had significantly less soldiers than the British and were running low on ammunition by the end of the battle. However, the Battle at Bunker Hill is significant to the American Revolution because it gave Americans the confidence they needed to continue fighting, eventually winning the revolution, and made the British realize that American forces were stronger than they had originally assumed. During the Autumn and Winter of 1774 tensions between the British and American forces grew.
The Peninsula Campaign was an offensive strategy the Union used to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. Led by General George B. McClellan, the Potomac army would travel by boat to Fort Monroe in late April. McClellan planned to travel to Richmond along the peninsula formed by the York and James rivers. McClellan did not fight or act until late may, the first part of the Campaign took place at the battle of Seven Pines. The Confederacy was led by General Joseph E. Johnston, however, due to injury General Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate army.
The battle was one of several that took place as a result of the Federal objective of trying to take the Confederate capital, Richmond, in Virginia. The Union army had been defeated in four major encounters with the same objective in the previous two years. As a result of these defeats, morale was low and the Union army was suffering from a high desertion rate. Major General Ambrose Burnside wanted to implement widespread changes in the Army of the Potomac by removing many if its most senior officers, but failed to get the necessary approval from Congress. Disillusioned, he offered his resignation to the President, Abraham Lincoln, but Lincoln persuaded him to accept a different command.
National History Day Documentary Script The year is 1803. America is slowly ascending the threshold of opportunity set before it. Being within existence for less than three decades, America progresses at a much more rapid pace than that of its predecessors, revolutionizing the way the world thinks of politics, human rights, free will, liberty, opportunity, individualism. By this time, America was awaiting an outlet expand its horizons to compensate for the growth it was experiencing during the early years of construction.
Exam Paper 1 In what ways did the American West of the late nineteenth century represent a contrast to the East? In what ways did the two regions resemble each other?
William Robert Morrison is a Canadian historian who wrote the article “Eldorado”, in which he gives a detailed account of the Klondike gold rush of 1897-99 and how difficult of a time that was for the people who travelled in hopes to strike riches. Morrison believes that the Klondike gold rush is what made the westerly region of the North a part of the modern world.
The United States of America has gained its independence about 2 centuries ago. The American’s achieved victory over Britain since they had a patriot spirit, allies, fighting skills and had a great experience with geography. The patriot spirit towards Americans that fought since they inspired many different types of groups and soldiers were fighting for things they cared about. Different types of groups such as racial, social classes and minority groups.
The Louisiana Purchase was an 828,000,000 square mile amount of land that the United States bought from France. This purchase doubled the size of the U.S. At the time the deal was made the U.S. had no idea what was on the other side of the country. Thomas Jefferson organized an expedition to explore the land. There were four people that were extremely instrumental in helping with exploration of the west. The people were William Clark, Meriwether Lewis, Sacagawea, and Zebulon Pike.