Renaissance is a period of time in which people began to make art, explore new lands, and make other advancements in the world. You probably all heard of Christopher Columbus and Michelangelo, but there is no doubt in my mind that you do not know who I am, Louis Joliet. Let me introduce myself by elucidating when, where and how I lived throughout my childhood, why I am famous, and what inspired me to be who I am today. Did you ever do something influential? You never know this essay might just motivate you to do something even more confounding than me!
First off, I would like to clarify when, where, and how I lived, throughout my early years. On September 21, 1645 I was born in Quebec, Canada. My father passed away when I was only six years old and ever since then I followed my brother’s footsteps as a trader. Some of the things I traded were knives, fur, and weaponry. After this, I began to study to be in the priesthood, but it was not long before I dropped out of school. Was your childhood anything similar to mine?
Next, it would be my pleasure to finally explain what makes me eminent. In 1673 my seven companions and I set off for an expedition of a lifetime. We traveled in birch bark canoes to the northern shore of Lake Michigan. Then we explored the Fox River and discovered the Mississippi River. Along the way we met and became superior friends with Indian Tribes. Later, our expedition realized that the Mississippi did not lead into the Pacific Ocean, in fact it flowed into the Gulf of Mexico. Now you understand that I am famous because I was the first European to navigate down the Mississippi River.
What has four eyes but cant see? the Mississippi river! The Mississippi river is a huge river and draws a big crowd of tourist. With many activities and tours why would you not want to go and see the river? The Mississippi river holds lots of great history and is very complicated with dams and locks but more then anything it is a very beautiful! The river and all the nature and animals around it ...
Lastly, I am sure if you are a scientist the thing that stimulated you to be one was that you won a science fair. At this moment, you are probably predicting that the thing that inspired me to become an explorer was another voyager, if you are, then you are mistaken. The thing that encouraged me was myself, I do not know how, but it is not a secret that my own little voice and nag for adventures propelled me to become an explorer. What inspired you to grow to be who you are today? Never give up on your dreams and always stick with your instinct!
In conclusion, my life has been quite intriguing, it has been filled with peril and excitement. I got the opportunity to be famous, I had a bizarre childhood, and I was enthused to become an explorer throughout my life. In the future, I hope that I will always be remembered and that the Mississippi River will become a major trading route. I might not be Christopher Columbus,but I truly believe I am significant man!