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Westward Movement Summarize the major expeditions and explorations that played a role in westward expansion including those of Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, and Zebulon Pike-and compare the geographic features of areas explored. Explorations and expeditions out west opened lands to further settlement. For example, the explorations of Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, and Zebulon Pike... What geographical features did the explorers encounter? •Plains •Prairies •Rivers •Deserts •Mountain Ranges Daniel Boone •Crossed the Appalachian Mountains, through the Cumberland Gap to Kentucky •creating the Wilderness Trail •such pioneer trails expanded on the original Native American trails •Established the first U.S. settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains •Eventually purchased much of the land of Kentucky that was taken away from the Cherokee Lewis and Clark •With the help of Native American guides, documented the land was included in the Louisiana Purchase •His expedition was commissioned by Thomas Jefferson to explore and map the area across the continent to the Pacific Ocean •Why did Jefferson want this? •Americans were still looking for a continuous water route connecting east to west Lewis and Clark •During their travels, they also passed through the Oregon Territory. •This established the basis for American claim to this land. •Their expedition brought back information about the Native Americans who lived in these regions. •Provided scientific information and specimens of the plants and animals they found. What was the Louisiana Territory? Zebulon Pike •Located and explored the upper regions of the Mississippi River •Made treaties with the Native Americans •Mapped and claimed lands for the United States during the westward expansion •into uncharted territories that stretched to the Pacific Ocean and up to the Oregon Country Zebulon Pike “Pike’s Peak” •in present-day Colorado •was named in his honor because of his further explorations of the southwest in Spanish territory How did these explorations and expeditions of these men impact the institution of slavery? The explorations and expeditions of these men did not bring slavery to the new western land. But, because it opened up the land for further settlement, it would eventually raise the issue of expanding slavery into the western territories. Westward Movement Summarize the major expeditions and explorations that played a role in westward expansion including those of Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, and Zebulon Pike-and compare the geographic features of areas explored.