12. Wilkes Expedition
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How do you think the individuals sailing on the Wilkes Expedition felt as they were about to explore areas of the earth that had never been charted by Westerners?
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On August 18, 1838, the United States Exploring Expedition or the Wilkes Expedition weighed anchor and began the journey from the Eastern United States to circumnavigate the globe, including the exploration of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Columbia River Valley. The Wilkes Expedition helped the United States to learn more about the Pacific Northwest.