Rubric Use this rubric with the Assignment. |Tasks |Excellent |Proficient |Acceptable |Needs Improvement |Unacceptable | |( | | | | | | Assignment Go to the “Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery” Web site: http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/index.html Explore the site then write a brief but thorough essay (2 -3 paragraphs) that addresses the following questions. • Why was New Orleans “the one single spot” that made its possessor the “natural enemy” of the United States? • How were the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase conducted and what were the agreed-upon terms? • How did Jefferson rationalize his obvious discomfort with his Constitutional authority and the needs to accomplish his goal of acquiring Louisiana?
This made it difficult for the country to recover after the wars.  In 1803, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, a French nobleman, began to help negotiate with France at the request of Jefferson. Du Pont was living in the United States at the time and had close ties to Jefferson as well as the prominent politicians in France. He engaged in back-channel diplomacy with Napoleon on Jefferson's behalf during a visit to France and originated the idea of the much larger Louisiana Purchase as a way to defuse potential conflict between the United States and Napoleon over North
The paper will compare the two regions in terms of settlers and how and why they evolved differently, and discuss the reasons for the Civil War in terms of disagreements between the two regions with focus on slavery and economic. This paper will not discuss westward expansion, although it will be mentioned. When discussing
How accurate is it to say that Eisenhower and Kennedy must share responsibility for the escalation of US involvement in south-east Asia in the years 1954-63? Throughout their history the Vietnamese people suffered foreign interference and conquest. This began with the early French interest in the 17th century and by the late 19th century France had conquered Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, which were collectively known as French Indo-China. This French capture was highly supported by the US government. Harry Truman is an important figure in relation to Vietnam as it was him who made the decision to oppose communism throughout the world.
On October 31, 1803 the United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty by a vote of twenty-four to seven. The agreement, which provided for the purchase of the western half of the Mississippi River basin from France at a price of $15 million, or approximately four cents per acre, doubled the size of the country and paved the way for westward expansion beyond the Mississippi. James Madison, the Secretary of State, on the very same day, wrote a letter to William C. C. Claiborne informing him a Treaty with France ceding Louisiana to the United States had been ratified. Two Commissions were enclosed with the letter; one authorizing Mr. Claiborne and General Wilkinson, either jointly or separately, to receive possession and the other appointing Mr. Claiborne Governor of the ceded territory. Claiborne and Wilkinson took possession of the new territory, in New Orleans, on December 20, 1802.
At Plombieres meeting of 1858 Cavour and Napoleon III agreed to work together which the agreement was Nice and Savoy are going to belong to France(so there would be no complete unification) and fought the war of 1859 against Austria. France also help weekend Austrian power and turn a blind eye when Cavour moved Piedmont’s troops through the Papal States in order to head off Garibaldi. However France has been a positive factor too. Napoleon signed a secret treaty with Bismarck prime minister of Prussia in 1866 that in the Austrian-Prussian war France would remain neutral but at the end of the conflict France would receive Venetia if Austria was defeated. In addition Napoleon with great diplomatic skills made sure that Venitia would be ceded to France even if Austria won and then passed on to Italy.
From 1800 through 1880 the trends in the Pacific Northwest seemed to be those of exploration, trade, politics and religion. One of the major events that happened was the Lewis & Clark Expedition (aka The Corps of Volunteers for Northwest Discovery). In May 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from France, prompting President Thomas Jefferson to send an expedition West to explore the new territory. This was major because “Jefferson was convinced that such an undertaking would not only result in a commercial cross-continent water route, but would produce scientific, military, and ethnographic (Indians) data of vital importance to the nation.” Members of the expedition also had a hand in local politics, and that “members of Lewis and Clark expedition voted in the first recorded election in the Pacific Northwest on November 24, 1805”. Also important, is that in 1810 The North West Company established Spokane House.
The Indians did not really differentiate the Europeans and the slaves that they brought with them to the newly discovered lands. The Indians seemed to view them as both as outsiders coming into their territory. The French was the first to settle into Mississippi and with them they brought slaves with them to work the lands. The French settled
This was the longest uninterrupted period of expansion since the government started keeping track in 1854.During this time fifteen million new jobs were created and just under twenty trillion dollars worth of good and services were produced. President Reagan inflated the DOD budget. He wanted the Americans to be ready for a war just in case if one ever happened. President Regan also had plains for what he called the “star Wars.” His Plain was to make some kind of shield that would protect us from nuclear missiles. President Reagan also deregulated the lending restrictions for savings and loans.
He introduces with heroes of all different sorts. He then goes into how Lewis and Clark were brave and eager to explore the unknown world. He then tells how in the late 18th century, President Thomas Jefferson wanted to know more about the unknown land west of the Mississippi River. So then, the President selected one man to head the project to explore this land. We do not know for certain if that is what really happened for Jefferson could have never asked Lewis to head the project.