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
It was thomas jefferson's newly owned land and his will to explore it he decided to send explorers across it in which he named the corps of discovery. The heads of the group were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. When starting the expedition meriwether lewis bought many gifts for the indians such as beads, coats, fabrics, and hats that could hopefully help convince the indians to be relatively good friends with the explorers and our country. When the expedition started exploring in 1803 they started down the Mississippi river on three ships and didn’t run into any american indians. as they traveled they learned about many new things such as minerals and plants so far unknown to science and eventually sent a care package back to president Jefferson on one of the three ships to show him all the new scientific discoveries that the expedition had made. when the expedition continued they eventually met up with a
We have finished. We finished the journey. Today is the day that will go down in history books. Everyone will remember the Meriwether Lewis and William Clark expedition. They’ll call it “one of the greatest expeditions of all time.”
The Lewis and Clark expedition was the first American exploration across the western part of the United States. They were known as the “Corps”. While exploring Lewis and Clark encountered a with Native American tribe. The tribe exchanged knowledge, ideas, and items to help Lewis and Clark with their journey. Their exploration find a practical route across the Western half of the continent. Lewis and Clark encountered many obstacles like the Rocky Mountains, but found the Pacific ocean and a way across the United States. By the courageous exploration of Lewis and Clark, their encounters with Native Americans, and the exchange of foods, animals, and knowledge shaped the United States as it is today.
This Sherman Alexie's influential essay, "What Sacagawea Means to Me" is all about our country and its contradictions. When you first start reading this essay, you get the feeling that his tone is sarcasm. At the beginning of his essay Alexie states this, "In the future, every U.S. citizen will get to be Sacagawea for 15 minutes". My thought is that he is saying everyone in the U.S. will get to experience hardships like the ones that Sacagawea had to suffer throughout her difficult life. Sacagawea was the Indian woman who led Louis and Clark on their expedition across the U.S. However, she had a very brutal life that most people do not know about; that is Alexie's main idea in this essay.He talks about how Sacagawea and America are both contradictions.
Costume: The dress was made with deerskin material along with the boots that were made with animal fur. The apparels during the late 1700’s was hand-made by using skins from the animal herds in their tribe. Because the Shoshone women were gatherers, protected the horses, collected wood to make fire, and arranged the teepees, their status was low and were treated with little respect in the Lemhi-Shoshone society. Sacagawea’s childhood in the Shoshone village near the Lemhi valley contributed mainly to patriarchal society which allowed her to gain special techniques to maintain her own livelihood.
“This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done.” This is quote was stated by Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was the first African American Major League Baseball player. He also was the first African American to join the Baseball Hall of Fame. I believe he said this because he was derided for what he was doing, but he was not going to stop. The quote relates to my struggles backpacking 90 miles in New Mexico. Even though it may of been the most difficult thing I have done, I did not give up. I endured the challenge and achieved a level of success I had only dreamed of.
In 1773, there were slaves all over colonial America working in plantations, and cleaning their masters houses. It wasn’t common for a slave to be writing poetry with their owners consent. Phyllis Wheatley’s success as the first African American published poet was what inspired generations to tell her story. It was her intellectual mind and point of view that made her different from others, both black and white. Phyllis’s story broke the barrier for all African American writers, and proved that no matter the gender or race, all human beings are capable of having an intelligent state of mind. Her arrival in America in 1761, at the age of eight is what started the story of a legend.
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
Richard M. Donovan wrote the book “paddling the Wild Neches”. Once the story is fully read, the realization of what a human will do in order to keep an important place that values so much, it is magnificent. Richard was 66 years old during his 200 mile canoeing expedition, he did not think that he was going to make it happen. However, he accomplished what he felt he needed to do so he can open minds about a place that needs their help. He captured what was hidden in the river and wanted to tell his story about it. Richard wrote about every little thing he saw, touched, heard around him while he was on the trip. The Neches River was not just a river to him, it was a home to animals and people that carried history within itself. In the book of “Paddling the Wild Neches” it
Lewis and Clark were known for an incredible journey that changed US history. The journey increased the size of the US dramatically. From May 14, 1804, to September 23, 1806, a dangerous but yet history changing exploration occurred. Through many dangerous situations and hardships, the expedition of Lewis and Clark turned out a success.
“Unbought and unbossed” is an interesting film that covers issues with African American women, and sexual politics that also offers a simple literary perspective of a black woman who puts herself in the middle of at the some of the most political and important issues like: black nationalism, feminism and african american women, etc. Chisholm herself writes in her book “unbought and unbothered”, “…My present attitude toward politics as it is practiced in the United States: it is a beautiful fraud that has been imposed on the people for years, whose practitioners exchange gilded promises for the most valuable thing their victims own, their votes. And who benefits most? The lawyers. (Chapter 4)”. Shirley was very active in the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People
Born the daughter of her proud Shoshone chief in Idaho Sacagawea is her name meaning bird women when I turned twelve was when everything I knew and loved was taken away from me. The Hidatsa Indians killed all the men, women and boys at our tribe. Only young women like Sacagawea and her friend Naya Nuki, as they went to their village in North Dakota we worked as their slaves. In Great Falls, Montana I bought a condo there several years ago… the Lewis and Clark expedition learned for a route through the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Sacagawea was the women who led the two men. A Hidatsa Indian family sold me when I turned thirteen to a fun trapper name Toussaint Charbonneau life with Toussaint was no better a brutal man who tied Manitoba
The Corps of Discovery was a group of the United States' army that was specifically opted for exploration. The leaders of this branch consisted
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