John C. Fremont

Annabelle Bokinskie

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John C. Fremont

I lead an expedition to survey and map the wilderness along the Platte and Kansas rivers. It took about 2 months for the animals and men to get across the Great Plains and Chouteau's landing. Food was limited at times, the weather was unpredictable and the indians made the travelers sense of security hard to find. Once the we had reached our goal we all were eager to get on home.

Why I moved west

The war department sent me on an expedition to survey the route west from the Mississippi river to the Wyoming region. After thoroughly exploring the Pacific Northwest I went southward into Mexican controlled territory and moved westward into the winter of crossing the Sierra Nevada to California, reaching Fort Sutter on March 1844.
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My impact on the Westward Expantion

I was sent west to scope and survey the land and report back on what my team and I found and what positives, negatives and warnings we had to report

Definition of manifest destiny

Manifest Destiny- the attitude or belief in the 19th century that America not only was capable of but also was destined to expand from coast to coast. I agree and disagree with this because America didn't even think or care about the other people they were affecting.

Where I settled in the west

I never officially settled I moved around a lot, after exploring the west I lead the California Battalion to capture the cities of Santa Barbara, Presidio, and part of Las Angeles. After that I did and went through many other things.

"My purpose was to get leave to bring my party into settlements in order to outfit and to obtain the supplies that had now become necessary.

John C. Fremont

What I hoped to achieve; my hopes and desires

I hoped to be able to finish my journey and report all the helpful information back. I was just happy to be a major part of the Westward Expansion.
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Works Cited

John C. Fremont. Civil War. np, nd. web.1-28-16.http://www.civilar.com


John C. Fremont. Encyclopedia Britannica. np, nd. web. 1-28-16.http://www.britannica.com