The journey along the Oregon Trail was a very long and rough experience. Stretching out to almost a whopping 2000 miles it usually took the pioneers 4-6 months travelling at 12 to 16 miles per hour. Throughout this journey the pioneers had to battle with cholera, poor
The acquired Louisiana territory doubled the size of America and allowed the boundaries of the country to be extended. This acquisition of land became to be known as the Louisiana Purchase. However, the new and unknown territory had to be explored in order to obtain an accurate sense of the strange land and what resources it had to offer. Jefferson was in need of someone brave enough who would take on the challenge and achieve success. The role best fit the appointed soldier, politician, and public administrator Meriwether Lewis. Lewis turned for assistance and invited the U.S soldier and experienced outdoorsman, William Clark, to share command of this legendary expedition. The explorers marched to the unexpected challenges and experiences that laid within the unfamiliar land. Their contributions to the extraordinary expedition provided valuable information regarding the topography and ecology the Louisiana territory had to offer.
If they come to rivers they need to build a raft. If pioneers come to a river that is moving fast and to deep to cross then they would create rafts that are called scows. The lightweight rafts have beams that they tied to the wagon so that they could float across. Sometimes they had falling off mules or drowning horses. If they came upon shallow water then they could drive straight through it. Sometimes they would have to take out some of their belongings if they were going across a rocky
to travel many miles on foot in a short amount of time. They had hardly any food and scarce
4.) Three factors from homesteading that I noticed were the danger of the climates in which they were unused to like the blizzards during their first two years in their new homes. Then, the threat of insects like grasshoppers coming and eating their crops during their migration pattern. Finally, I would have to say a fire. The prairie fires seemed to be a big part of life during the spring, summer, and fall months. Especially, if there was a drought. So, the settlers had to dig a fire line around their property in an attempt to protect
Sometimes people have a certain place to go to think about things. There are people that associate certain places with negative thoughts or feelings. I believe that people should have places to go that make them happy. Even though, there always seem to be places that make us cry and give us a feeling of great depression. Places in nature are very important to people and their ability to relax, to look at the beautiful scenery, and to have peaceful memories of the happier moments of their lives. I try to always associate nature with positive feelings and thoughts, and if it works for me I think everyone should try it. The truth is, I picture nature representing beauty, happiness, and memories.
In 1621, the Plymouth Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered to share in an autumn harvest feast we know today as Thanksgiving. The term thanksgiving wasn’t thought of until the Civil War in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it a national day in November. Peace and thanksgiving among the Indians and the Pilgrims would cease to exist if it wasn’t for the Mayflower which carried the passengers ashore.
Some of the hardships that the Pilgrims faced while living in the new world was illness and trying to create a new community on the unknown land. The new settlers stayed on the Mayflower for a few months but finally moved onto land permanently. Once the first winter came along many became ill and some even died. A disease swept through the colony. But not long after,
In response to Desperate Passage: The Untold Story of the Mayflower, it was clear that what was experienced vs what we read and hear about in today’s literature is two completely different stories. Never will we know the torture experienced by our ancestors that ultimately questioned their faith and courage. The grueling adventure is documented in detail by William Bradford but to the sailors, woman and children on board, the experience was far more miserable than anything put on paper.
The Pilgrims’ voyage to the New World was initially marked by immense hardship and adversity, yet their optimism and courage would give birth to new, free nation. To begin with, the journey alone proved to be extremely difficult, for the ship was tightly packed with countless passengers amid harsh, unpredictable seas. Additionally, supplies were depleted, diseases were spread, and the vessel was damaged prior to actually reaching their destination. Upon arrival at Cape Cod, Bradford and the Pilgrims endured even greater distress as they searched for suitable land, sustainable resources, and familiarity with Europe. In doing so, the settlers were susceptible to famine, contagion, Indian invasion, and cruel winter weather. Unfortunately, the
One challenge the 3 boys faced on their journey to safety was suffering from starvation and hunger because throughout their journey, they had no food or water. The 3 boys often ate grains off the floor or fruits they found on trees but most of the time they were bitter. When the 3 boys came across a lot a villages, sometimes they would offer hem water and food but the soldiers would refuse to accept the food because the people would try to poison you. According to Benson, “We staggered for three days in flooded plains on nothing but empty stomachs and sore skeletons.”
In 1497, King Henry VII granted John Cabot to sail a voyage to find a route to Asia. Our crew consisted of 18 men. We sailed for awhile, with small food rations for each of us. Cabot was barbarous to us. He made us work, while he did not make any such effort to assist us on the ship. He was a dreadful captain and should not have been chosen for the voyage.
Artist Robert Weir painted the Embarkation of the Pilgrims in 1843 and it was displayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in the same year. The historical context were based upon an event drawn from Nathaniel Morton's New-England's Memorial of 1669 and, possibly, Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana.
If I lived in the 1840s or the 1850s and was considering moving out west, I would have to think long and hard about what I would. First of all, is the move right for me and my family? Do I need to go west or could I just stay here? So many questions go into whether or not to move across the country. After reading diaries written by women who have already made the westward journey, I think I would be hesitant in making the journey. Glass half empty is usually how I look at things, and I would think, “Well just because some of the women had a good experience on the trail, does not mean I would.” In the end, I would not take the journey westward to Oregon or California in the 1840s or the 1850s because of how expensive the trip costs, the risk Native American attacks, and the many life-threatening diseases on the trail.
First of all, this was the first trip the Mayflower took with human passengers. In past trips, the Mayflower, being able to carry 180 tons of cargo, would carry cargoes of French wine, cognac, vinegar, and salt. The Mayflower mostly made trips to Bordeaux, France and would return to London, but once the Mayflower went to Malaga, Spain and twice to Hamburg, Germany. Returning from a trip to Bordeaux May 1620 the Mayflower and its captain, Christopher Jones, were hired to take the pilgrims to Northern Virginia. The Mayflower was supposed to be accompanied by the Speedwell, but due to it being too leaky for the voyage the Mayflower went on the journey alone. Departing September 6th, 1620 with 102 passengers it was at sea for 66 days. Although they arrived on the continent November 9, they were miles north of the Virginia Colony and could not reach