Go West reading project

By Kayden Nyborg

Lewis & Clark

Lewis was an American explorer, traveling with Clark who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the undiscovered American grounds to the Pacific. Americans relate to Lewis and Clark because we also discover new land and new ideas everyday. They were brave and courageous which is what we are as Americans . We have developed alot meaning we do the same thing lewis and clark did be we are more advanced and have the right tools. http://www.history.com/topics/lewis-and-clark

What Does It Mean To Be An American Explorer In The Westward Expansion?

To be an american explorer meant that they had to go to great length to elaborate on their ideas of the land. It would of put a lot of pressure on the explorers because everyone depended on them to learn and experience different parts of the land. They also had to bring back information on plants, animals and geography, which was very difficult because if they brought back the wrong information they would be thought to be use less to the people because they couldn't complete their job. Being an American explorer would've been a lot of work because they had to sleep where ever their journey lead them and it could have been hard to find food in some place where there might not be any animals to hunt. The explores also had to watch their surroundings because there were many predators that could attack at any moment. American explores were very brave and smart people, they had the guts to go out and support their country. http://www.history.com/topics/lewis-and-clark


{ ¨you have become role models for teams all around the word,...and you are heros in our community¨ -William Clark http://thinkexist.com/quotes/william_clark/ ( This quote shows that that the explorers are making a difference and are inspirations to the people.)

{ ¨my dad said don't worry about it, we will figure something out¨ -William Clark http://thinkexist.com/quotes/william_clark/ ( The explores have everything under control and are not worried because they know they can figure it out.)

{ ¨Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before, and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o'clock. -Meriwether Lewis http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/meriwether318122.html

Manifest Destiny

Our Manifest destiny was the belief that United States were destine to expand westward.As Americans we know that we are able to expand on new land and accomplish what we want to do. The only problem is that when we tried to expand our land there were Native Americans who were already on the land that we wanted. We had to make agreements to have them move in order to get what we wanted. Americans are the same way because we also do what it takes to get what we want .
Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24

Work Cited

Davidson, James West and Michael B. Stoff. America History of Our Nation. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., 2006. Print.

“Lewis and Clark Journal Entries.” Brain Waves Instruction. 2014. Web. <www.brainwavesinstruction.blogspot.com>

Murphy, Dallas. Read Aloud Plays Pioneers. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1998. Print.

“On the Plains in 1844.” The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 2013. Web. <www.gilderlehrman.org>

“Rural America: The Westward Movement.” The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 2013. Web. <www.gilderlehrman.org>

Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States. New York: The New Press, 2003. Print.