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    The Peary Expedition as Allegory in Ragtime

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    The Peary Expedition as Allegory in Ragtime E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime is primarily concerned with the illustration of broken dreams. Drawing on the tradition of the Muckraker novels of such authors as Upton Sinclair, Doctorow shows the shadow side of the Jazz Age. The beginning of the novel deals with Father’s preparation for and participation in William Peary’s expedition to the North Pole. The theme of disillusionment that runs throughout the novel is foreshadowed and represented by the

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    development of America. The Lewis and Clark expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, stands prominently at the top part of this list. The Lewis and Clark Expedition has had a significant political, social, and economic effect on America. They were the first to map out the west and set off westward expansion. Without the success of the expedition growth of America would have taken five times as long, as predicted by Thomas Jefferson. The Expedition had a drastic political effect on The United

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    The Lewis and Clark Expedition Missing Works Cited Exploration has always been a central theme in the development of the United States. The Louisiana Purchase, in 1803, made the government more eager to expand west. The newly acquired lands were in need of exploration. A team needed to be established to survey and document the new territory. The Lewis and Clark expedition would answer the unknown questions of the west. The expedition would not have been successful without the leadership, determination

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    Congress approve $2,500 for an exploratory expedition west. Once Congress approved the funds for the expedition, President Jefferson chose Captain Meriwether Lewis as its leader. Lewis was chosen mainly because he already had some knowledge of the west and was an experienced Army officer. After making further arrangements for the expedition, Lewis decided he wanted a co-captain and selected another Army officer, William Clark. The goals of this expedition, as outlined by President Jefferson, were

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    When taking a quick look at the two expeditions, one led by Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica and the other led by Arlene Blum to climb Annapurna, a quick summation can be made that Blum succeeded in her expedition and Shackleton failed. But this is a shallow view, not considering the nuances and actual experiences of the trips. Ernest Shackleton set out with his crew in 1915 to be the first expedition to cross Antarctica, but in fact, he never set foot on the continent. While failing at his initial

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    Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American overland exploration of the American West and Pacific Northwest, departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast and ending in September 1806. The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson and guided byf Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The exploration covered a total of about about 8000

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    Shackleton’s Expedition

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    In 1914, a great leader began a great expedition, unbeknownst to him that instead of being known as great explorers, they would be known as some of the greatest survivors. This man was Sir Ernest Shackelton and he was determined to be the first to cross the Antarctic. Little did he know, his biggest challenge would end up being his ability to lead his team to survival. He also had no idea that their tale of strength, determination, and courage to survive would influence people well into the 21st

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    Sacagawea’s son. In conclusion the Lewis and Clark Expedition was a great succes, it acheived many feats and opened the door to a new era of american history. Works Sighted Page Lewis and Clark Page.PBS. 28 Feb 2000 <http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/> Appleby, Brinkley, and McPherson. The American Journey Building a Nation. New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2000 “Lewis and Clark Expedition.” Compton’s Encyclopedia. 1989 ed.

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    States growing from sea to sea. However, it was unknown what was out there. Jefferson planned an exploratory expedition and called upon Meriwether Lewis to lead it. Jefferson was very interested in what was in the west lands. Much was involved in the carrying out of this expedition; the preparations for this trip, what happened during their long journey west, and the return home. This expedition was very important in the development of the United States. Lewis went to Philadelphia for short courses

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    of Americans? Was the Lewis and Clark expedition really significant? How did Manifest Destiny change the lives of the Americans? In this speech I will discuss why the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition were not completely the main motivations for the American philosophy of Manifest Destiny. I will also explain what the Louisiana Purchase was and how it affected the lives of the Americans, what happened during the Lewis and Clark expedition and who it effected the most and the Manifest

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