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Bell Ringer: The Legacy of John C. Fremont

The Legacy of John C. Fremont

Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” talked about his book, Imperfect Union, which chronicles John and Jessie Fremont and their exploration of the American West in the 19th century. He discussed the legacy of John C. Fremont.

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Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” talked about his book, Imperfect Union, which chronicles John and Jessie Fremont and their exploration of the American West in the 19th century. He discussed the legacy of John C. Fremont.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Mr. Inskeep, why is John C. Fremont important to American history?
  • What actions did John Fremont take to encourage the settlement of the Pacific coast?
  • How did Fremont use publicity to help settle the west?
  • Describe Fremont’s political career.
  • Why did General Fremont and President Lincoln clash during the Civil War?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • California
    • Civil War
    • Gold Rush
    • Jesse Benton Fremont
    • John C. Fremont
    • News Media
    • Oregon Territory
    • Pacific Coast
    • Publicity
    • Republican Party

    Topics

    U.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolUniversity