Lewis and Clark set out on a mapping expedition through the Rockies. They were saved by a Native American girl who also saved their journals. They were the first new Americans to reach the Pacific Ocean and over land. In their journals they had 300 species of wildlife that they discovered on their way.
Jedediah Smith was the greatest hunter in American history. Jedediah was a beaver trapper. He would walk almost every year 1000 miles over the Rockies and would get 600 beaver pelts a year. He was very Christian; he did not smoke or drink. He was very smart, because he worked with the Native Americans. They helped him with shortcuts, nursed his man and helped him with food. He was attacked by a bear, ...
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- Manifest Destiny was a religious belief that the Americans had the divine right, given by God, to expand west whilst converting or relocating anything in their way. Manifest Destiny-Is the underlying theme that is used to justify all the expansion west In 1803, The President Thomas Jefferson purchased the territory of Louisiana from the French government for $15 million. The Louisiana Purchase spans from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to New Orleans, and it doubled the size of the United States.... [tags: US history, religious beliefs about divine rights]
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- Distortions of the Daniel Boone Legend and Their Impact  The silent film, With Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness, was produced in 1926: a time of prosperity, an era without the skepticism of the modern American mind. People were not yet questioning the stories and histories they had been taught as children. The entertaining story told in this Robert North Bradbury film is loosely based on the life of an American hero. However, the presence of several insidiously inaccurate historical representations demonstrates how an entertaining film might not be as innocent as it initially seems.... [tags: Daniel Boone Essays]
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- Many Americans know the journey of Christopher Columbus and Daniel Boone, but a smaller percentage of the population knows about other journeys their fellow Americans have taken. Our job at PBS is to “create content that educates, informs, and inspires (PBS mission statement).” By including different or lesser known journeys for our new series, we can inform and ignite a curiosity for American history that is not often talked about. Two journeys that should be included in this project is the plight of the Native Americans during the 19th century.... [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]
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- There were many people responsible for the westward expansion of the US. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were one of the first Americans to precisely explore and map the western Territories. During their expeditions they were aided by a Shoshone woman named Sacagawea and her French-Canadian husband Toussaint Charbonneau, during which they served as translators. Their expedition helped path a way for thousands of settlers to move west. Jorge Donor was a settler who was emigrating to the west with a group of settlers (Known as the Donor Party) to settle there.... [tags: lewis and william clark, jorge donor]
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- Daniel Boone was born on October 22, 1734 and later died on September 26, 1820. He was an American pioneer and hunter whose frontier explorations made him one of the first heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now the state of Kentucky. Despite resistance from American Indians, for whom Kentucky was a traditional hunting ground, in 1775 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. There he founded Boonesborough, one of the first English-speaking settlements beyond the Appalachian Mountains.... [tags: Biography]
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- Book Review – Westward Expansion 1807 - 1880 THESIS: After the War of 1812 much of America's attention turned to exploration and settlement of its territory to the West, which had been greatly enlarged by the Louisiana Purchase. SUMMARY: Families of pioneers swept westward and founded new communities throughout what is now the Midwest, and between 1816 and 1821, six new states were admitted to the Union. The land boom was fed by encouragement from the federal government and the actions of land speculators, who bought up large tracts of land in order to sell it in parcels to farmers at exorbitant prices.... [tags: essays research papers]
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- The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 started the Westward Expansion. There were many benefits from the purchase for the US that the French didn’t realize before they sold it. The purchase gave the US access to the Mississippi river which allowed for expansion of river trade to the North and South from the center of the US. The port city of New Orleans was bought by the US and its prosperity benefited the US greatly. The US sent Louis and Clark west to investigate the purchase. They were secretly told to lay claim on any and all land they come across.... [tags: US History Manifest Destiny]
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- WESTWARD EXPANSION The movement of people that has resulted in the settlement of America is one of the most fascinating and significant topics in the history of the United States. Nowhere else has an area of equal size been settled as a result of the initiative of small groups and individuals. Westward expansion helped stimulate the American economy. The first organized migration to California originated in Platte County, on the far western frontier of Missouri. Reports described California as "a perfect paradise, a perpetual spring." The people of Platte County formed the Western Emigration Society, which sent out information about California throughout the Mississippi Valley (W... [tags: essays research papers]
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