The route of Lewis and Clark 's expedition took them up the Missouri River to its headwaters, then on to the Pacific Ocean via the Columbia River, and may have been influenced by the purported transcontinental journey of Moncacht-Apé by the same route about a century before. Jefferson had a copy of Le Page 's book detailing Moncacht-Apé 's itinerary in his library, and Lewis carried a copy with him during the expedition. Le Page 's description of Moncacht-Apé 's route across the continent, which neglects to mention the need to cross the Rocky Mountains, may be the source of Lewis and Clark 's mistaken belief that they could easily carry boats from the Missouri 's headwaters to the
In 1792, Monroe, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic-Republican party (history.com). For a short time, Washington appointed Monroe to Minister to France. Until, Some controversy stirred up over Jay’s treaty. Washington released James of his office and he went back to politics in Virginia (history.com). Later, he helped Jefferson with the Louisiana Purchase.
They payed for the journey because they wanted to find the Northwest passage route to Asia so they could trade. Thy also payed because they wanted to find riches. The first region that Jacques Cartier explored was present day Newfoundland. Present day Newfoundland was located in the country Canada. Present day Newfoundland was in the continent North America.
The purpose of this paper is to examine a few examples of the many challenges, conflicts and resolutions of the Lewis and Clark Expedition revealing America. These historical figures lead the first American expedition to cross what is known now as the western portion of the United States, departing in May 1804, from near St. Louis making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast. Even before the expedition began, internal diplomatic struggles occurred within congress where then, President Jefferson secretly obtained funding of $2500 for the expedition to explore territory all the way to the Pacific Ocean. At the time, the territory of the West did not belong to the United States. The resolution was
To many people it is a strong belief the Lewis and Clark expedition was a threat against the american indians and wildlife and caused the start of their removal, but I believe that what happened to the american indians had to happen in order to expand our country. The Lewis and Clark expedition explored the Louisiana purchase bought from the French in 1803 after the French failed their dream of a new empire. Current president Thomas Jefferson was asked by the French to buy a considerable amount of land for a very cheap price when the french had entered a rough patch of financial issues. The land was bought by Thomas Jefferson who had no idea what or really even who was living there besides the american indians. Thomas Jefferson decided to send explorers
Santa Anna moved toward San Jacinto River after defeating the Texan army at the Alamo and Goliad. Santa Anna was defeated at the Battle of San Jacinto, and was captured by General Sam Houston, on April 21. After signing two treaties, one ending the war and one a secret promising to do everything he could to ensure that the Mexican government adhered to public treaty. After a meeting with President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C., Santa Anna returned home to Mexico where his reign ended. Santa Anna gained prestige again after a battle with the French in 1838.
After studying astronomy, map-making, and other survival skills Meriwether made for the perfect explorer candidate. Lewis asked William Clark, a friend he made in army, to co-captain this journey with him. In mid-October Lewis and Clark made the final preparations in Clarksville, Indiana territory. It is here that they assembled the team that would accompany them on this trip. This team that was composed of Native American experts and men who were familiar with upper Missouri.
Meriwether Lewis Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774. In 1801 he was asked by President Thomas Jefferson to be his private secretary. Thomas Jefferson made him a deal by making him a commander of an expedition , which followed with the co-commander William Clark. When Lewis went on this trip he was asked by Jefferson to gather information on the new plants and animals that they discovered. He was also was responsible for keeping a detailed journal about the trip and samples of animals and plants.
Thorough research I found that it was also used to support the soldiers that would fight against the local Native American Tribes. However, they only seeked for peaceful settlement with the Native Americans. The Native Americans, “had established businesses as traders and slaveowning farmers with the help of their white fathers” (Foner 309). Although, some Native Americans resisted the European influence, thus causing some dispute. Furthermore, while wandering the Fort Vancouver Site, I
These first ever settlers were the first immigrants to enter the Untied States. Immigrates would continue to flow into the US till the late 1800’s when the first immigration policies were created. The first immigrants to come to the US were seeking economic opportunities. However, because the price of passage was steep, about half or more of the white Europeans who made the voyage did so by becoming