On May 18, 1539, Hernando de Soto and his crew finally departed for Florida. On May 25, a mere seven days later, Hernando de Soto finally arrived in what would later become Tampa Bay, Florida. When De Soto arrived, he had brought with him, 13 head of swine. By the time he died three years later, his men had accumulated 700 pigs, not counting those that had been eaten, traded with the Natives, and that had run away (Gillespie 4). Hernando and his men came to North America searching for gold.
Laurent Clerc was considered as one of the first outstanding deaf teachers in the United States, considering that he was born in France. Clerc was born on a village over by Lyons, France in 1835. He was born with hearing, that is until when he was just a year old that he fell into a fire that led to him losing his hearing and smell. It would also leave him with a badly burned face on his right side, plus he would be scarred for life, which would something he would later be recognized for. At the age of twelve, Clerc entered into the Royal Institution for the Deaf in Paris, in which he was excellent in his studies.
We have just confirmed that Thomas Jefferson has signed a treaty of the giant purchase of the Louisiana territory from France in May 2, 1803. This purchase has now given us 827,000 square miles of land leading to land west of the Mississippi river. This deal has been discovered by James Monroe and Robert Livingston who are now giving us the story of how they helped acquire the land. Hello Mr. Monroe and Mr. Livingston can you explain how you both found this extraordinary offer. “Oh yes of course we will tell you, This is how it started.
1495, three years after Columbus's discovery of the new world, Maximo Zamoria, a Spanish conquistador, set off to the Americas in search of gold and glory. Maximo gathered a crew of one hundred strong and well-trained men, along with his right hand man, Samuel. With the permission of the Spanish king, Maximo and his men gathered enough supplies for half a year of travel, and got the finest Spanish sailing vessel to set off for the new world.
Barbers Hill Middle School North Mason Anders Coach Lopez 7th grade One of the most forgotten Texas heroes is David G. Burnett. Now I know what you 're thinking who 's that, what does he have to do with Texas, did he invent something.He is the first president of the republic of Texas, but before this accomplishment he was a nobody. Born April 14,1788 in Newark, NJ, He was the 14th child of Dr. William Burnett. When he was only three when his parents had died. When he was finishing up his final year at connally Jr.
On the Lewis and Clark expedition, the two men had encountered Native American tribes. Nobody has been completely sure if they treated the Indians with respect. Meriwether Lewis, a skilled frontiersman, was chosen by President Thomas Jefferson to take the lead in an expedition where he would explore the land he had bought, which was known as the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis had chosen William Clark, a draftsman and frontiersman, to co-lead in the journey. The Lewis and Clark expedition began its long journey in May 1804.
My Experiences of the Lewis and Clark Expedition In May of 1804, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead a fact finding expedition of 59 men, in which I was a part of, through the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. We left in May of 1804 and were told to seek a water passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, establish relations with the Native American tribes to inform them that the land was now property of the United States Government, and collect information of the wildlife and its habitats around. This trip took 2 years and 4 months to complete and was very dangerous, long, and tiring. The expedition led to the discovery of many animals. One of which is named a cougar.
Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743 at Shadwell, which was a slave plantation in Central Virginia. During Thomas’s school years, he studied Latin, Greek, and French; and in 1760, he went to the College of William and Mary. He learned how to play the violin and was a very skilled horseman by the age of thirteen. When his father, Peter Jefferson died, he left almost thirty slaves and about three thousand acres of land to Thomas in his will. On New Year’s Day, Martha Wayles Skelton, who was a widow, and Thomas got married.
Columbus returned home, whom is a hero from his first voyage, bringing back native Indians, mastic plants, aloe, lots of news and a sample of gold from his discoveries (Reyment n.p). Columbus had little difficulty in convincing his benefactors in Spain, King Ferdinand II, and Queen Isabella I, as it only took him about seven months to mount a second voyage. Back in the 1500’s, this was considered a huge undertaking. Seventeen ships were used for the voyage along with 1,500 colonists, livestock (horses, sheep, and cattle), seeds, tools for farming, as well as weapons for waging war were all embarked on the vessels (Hunter, n.p). All this was done quickly as the ships got under way on October 13, 1493, seven months after his return from the first
Angkor was put on the map in 1860, by Henri Mouhot. Henri was going on a series of trips in which he was going to find new zoological specimens. Through his journey of trying to find specimens, he came across Angkor. Henri recorded three weeks worth of drawings and observations of Angkor and told everyone once he had come back from his botanical expedition. Although Henri Mouhot was credited with the rediscovery of Angkor, he did not in fact rediscover Angkor but had put it on the map, because Angkor was already known by some people and had a few hunters and fishers sleeping in the
Stephen F. Austin, (1793-1836). Stephen was born in the lead mines in southwestern Virginia on November 3, 1793. In 1798 Moses Austin moved his family to other lead mines in southeastern Missouri and established the town called Potosi in what is now called Washington County. There Stephen grew up to the age of eleven, where his father sent him to a school in Connecticut, from which he returned westward and spent 2 years at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. At Potosi, Moses Austin was working in the mining, smelting, and manufacturing of lead and, in addition, conducted a general store.