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American Artifacts Preview: U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842

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Published on Jun 27, 2011

Entire Program: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/SExpl
American History TV visited the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to learn about specimens collected by a U.S. Government expedition to circumnavigate the globe, map and chart Pacific islands, prove that Antarctica was a continent. The specimens became the foundation for the Smithsonian Institution, and are still being used for science today.

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