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The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast. The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, consisting of a select group of U.S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark. The duration of their perilous journey lasted from May 1804 to September 1806. The primary objective was to explore and map the newly acquired territory, find a practical route across the Western half of the continent, and establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim it.
The campaign’s secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area’s plants, animal life, and geography, and establish trade with local Indian tribes. With maps, sketches and journals in hand, the expedition returned to St. Louis to report their findings to Jefferson.

 

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Travelers review
Clark review on the expedition: The wind hard from the N W. Mr. McCrackin a Trader Set out at 7 oClock to the fort on the Ossiniboin by him Send a letter, (incloseing a Copy of the British Ministers protection) [2] to the principal agent of the Company— at about 10 OClock the Cheifs of the Lower Village Cam and after a Short time informed us they wished they would us to call at their village & take Some Corn, that they would make peace with the Ricares they never made war against them but after the rees Killed their Chiefs they killed them like the birds, and were tired [NB: of killing them] and would Send a Chief and Some brave men to the Ricares to Smoke with that people in the evening we Set out and fell down to the lower Village where Capt. Lewis got out and continud at the Village untill after night I proceeded on & landed on the S. S. at the upper point of the 1st Timber on the Starboard Side after landing & Continuinge— 〈Some〉 all night droped down to a proper place to build [3] Capt Lewis Came down after night, and informed me he intended to return the next morning by the perticular Request of the Chiefs.

We passed the Villages on our Decent in veiw of Great numbers of the inhabitents

Lewis review on the expedition: After returning from the expedition, Lewis received a reward of 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of land. He also initially made arrangements to publish the Corps of Discovery journals, but had difficulty completing his writing. In 1807, Jefferson appointed him governor of the Louisiana Territory; he settled in St. Louis. He died in 1809 on his journey to deliver his journals to a Washington publisher.

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Brief summary:
You would want to look at this travel guide because it explains deeply about how they explored many areas

 

Jackson and Indian removal 

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In 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson led an expedition against the Creek Indians fighting in the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend ,where Jackson’s force defeated the Creeks and destroyed their military power. He then forced upon the Indians a treaty whereby they surrendered to the United States over twenty-million acres of their traditional land—about one-half of present day Alabama and one-fifth of Georgia. Over the next decade, Jackson led the way in the Indian removal campaign, helping to negotiate nine of the eleven major treaties to remove Indians.

 

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    Travelers Review 

Andrew Jackson: I was proud to will that battle and win that land for America. Those savages didn’t stand a chance against our powerful army. That land was rightfully ours and we took it back. When William Weartherford surrendered was when the native Americans really knew their place.

 

William Weartherford: Those men stole our land and destroyed our only chance to fight back. Andrew Jackson is a murdurer  and a terrible man to steal our land and force us to sign a treaty that made us surrender our land to them. Now we are forced out of our land and we have to move to another place that they reserved for us. The worst of it all was when I faced Andrew Jackson and surrender to him. My poor people, killed and forced from their homes. 

 

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     “Why should you visit” 

The Jackson and Indian removal accomplished the United State expand to the land that they took from the native Americans. The battle was gruesome and historical because that when Jackson bet the native Americans and forced them to sign a treaty that surrender their land to the U.S. Which made them go on the Trail Of Tears which was the saddest moment for the native Amercains . It change the size of the U.S forever.

       

 

 

Mexican-American War

Sight Seeing

In the Mexican-American War the United States defeated the Republic of Mexico and acquired over five hundred thousand square miles of new territory that today comprises much of the nation’s Southwest. While the seizure of new territories provided Americans with new lands for settlement, this development also exacerbated the growing sectional conflict over the expansion of slavery. 

 

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Ulysses S. Grant: it was a gruesome war but we bet them good. Those Mexicans didn’t stand a chance against us. When they spilt American blood on our land that was it. It was time to fight back against them and clam what is ours.

 

Mexican citizen: it was terrible. Some of my friends were killed in the war and some of my family. It want fair that they fought us, they know our military was weak and we had no chance to bet them. Now we are kick out of our own land. Those Americans will always be the same. Taking land that wasn’t theirs.

 

 

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“Why should you visit”

The Mexican Revolution won the United States the state Texas. It gave the U.S new resources and showed that the U.S was strong and powerful. It forced the Spanish out of the U.S.

 

The Texas Revolution

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War with Mexico over what.The Texas Revolution, also known as the Texas War of Independence, was the military conflict between the government of Mexico and Texas colonists that began October 2, 1835 and resulted in the establishment of the Republic of Texas after the final battle on April 21, 1836.

In the 1820’s, Mexico wished to attract settlers to the vast, sparsely populated State of Coahuila y Texas, which consisted of the present-day Mexican State of Coahuila as well as the US State of Texas. American settlers were eager to go, as the land was plentiful and good for farming and ranching.

 

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General Sam Houston & General Stephan Austin 

We won the land but lost great men but we got the land of Texas from the Mexicans and are expanding west.

 

“Why should you visit”

The texas revolution helped America expand and get more resouces. After the war was over the north didn’t like it when texas became another slave state which brought on more problems.

 

The California Gold Rush

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The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California found gold. The first to hear confirmed information of the Gold Rush were the people in Oregon, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and Latin America, who were the first to start flocking to the state in late 1848. All told, the news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. Of the 300,000, approximately half arrived by sea and half came from the east overland on the California Trail and the Gila River trail.

 

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Travel review 

James W. Marshall when I found gold I was a very happy man I traveled so far to see this gold it felt good to get some.

 

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“Why should you visit”

The California Gold Rush was a moment in time when every one want to move out west and find gold. It was a huge movement almost 300,000 people moved to California.

 

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