Daniel - A true pioneer, was responsible for the exploration and settlement of
William - This early Pilgrim governor of Massachusetts led the exploration of this
colony and also led the encounter with the Native Americans.
Gold Rush - In January of 1848, gold was found at Sutters Mill. The rush began with
the immigration of the 48ers and eventually the 49ers.
Trade - The fur trade began with whites trading furs with the Native
Americans. The fur traders helped explore and map out parts of the
American frontier. As whites traded they began moving across America.
- June 1606, King James the first granted a charter to a group of Condon entrepreneurs,
the Virginia Company. To establish a satellite English settlement in
Chesapeake region was what this charter was for.
and Clark - National History Day highly recommends this topic. President
Thomas Jefferson commissioned this exploration of the Louisiana Territory,
the unexplored West. Lewis and Clark encountered Native Americans, and
they exchanged many things with each other.
and Joliet – Father Jacques Marquette, a missionary priest, and Louis Joliet,
a French explorer, led the first expedition down the Mississippi River in 1673.
Encounter with the West – The Mormons led the exploration and settlement of
the West, specifically the state of Utah.
Space - In the past 50 years, human beings have made remarkable advances in the areas of space exploration. Discuss these advances including the NASA program and the Hubble Telescope as well as the various discoveries of the universe that were made as a result of this exploration.
The West-from the early 1800s to the 1920s, the West was a symbolic saving grace. If you failed in the East, you could make yourself anew in the West. Farmers, needing a lot of land, took their cattle out West to graze. Railroads connected the USA sea to shining sea. Miners and prospectors looked to strike it rich. Hollywood and Silicon Valley were established in California. Mexicans, Blacks, Asians, and Whites all settled the West and lived in peace for the most part.Zebulon Pike - most famous for his exploration of the Rocky Mountains, namely Pike’s Peak. In 1805 he commanded a 20-men exploring party with orders to discover the headwaters of the Mississippi and to negotiate peace treaties with Indian tribes.