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    Lewis and Clark expedition Students Name Institutional affiliation Introduction Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He took office in 1801 when most people lived within 50 miles of the Atlantic Ocean.Peolpe had little knowledge of the Western part of the country. It was only the French traders, fur trappers, Spannish and British explorers. I t was Thomas Jefferson’s dream to send explorers to North America before he became the president. President Thomas Jefferson on January 18, 1803 drafted a letter to Congress. He wanted $ 2500 to fund an expedition to the Pacific Ocean. His hopes were establishing trade with the people of the west who were Native Americans. By these he hoped to find a water route to…

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    The Lewis and Clark Expedition How would you feel if you were asked by the president to lead an expedition to explore new land? When America gained the Louisiana Purchase territory, a vast property from France to expand America, the government required someone to explore and chart the region. This party of explorers was led by Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark. The expedition lasted three years with only one occupant of their crew dying along the journey. The Lewis and Clark…

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    the Lewis and Clark expedition was a monumental juncture in American history – the lands that they explored more than two hundred years ago are today home to millions of Americans. However, at the time, most Americans had only a faint conception of what genuinely existed west of their homes. They could not have imagined the spectacular lands of the Pacific coast, territory that would become, arguably, the nation 's most highly sought-after within 50 years. However, this dream would never have…

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    The Lewis and Clark Expedition is most commonly known as the exploration that led to the westward expansion of the United States of America. William Clark is highly under-credited for his role as one of the two explorers on the trip with most of the credit given to Meriwether Lewis. William Clark is responsible for the making of maps along the journey, especially his master map of the West. Without the detailed maps that Clark created, there would have been a delay in westward expansion in an…

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    Meriwether Lewis to voyage to the ocean. Lewis asked for help on this trip by a man named William Clark. He was an intelligent draftsman and frontiersman, Lewis had much respect for him and he gave him the role of a com-commanding captain on there expedition. They founded the Corps of Discovery which was a specially established unit of…

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    the Nez Perce Indians and got dried fish and roots from them. Lewis and Clark set up camp on the banks of the Clearwater River, a branch of the Snake River, which was a branch of the Columbia River. On October 7, they left camp and started down the Clearwater River in their five newly hollowed dugouts they had made. They reached the Snake River on October 10 and the Columbia River on October 16. On November 24, the explorers reached the place where the Columbia River emptied into the Pacific…

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    Meriwether Lewis was a great American explorer and Thomas Jefferson’s private secretary. He is most well known for playing a major role in the Lewis and Clark expedition with fellow explorer William Clark in 1804. The purpose of the Lewis and Clark expedition was to explore the Louisianan territories after Thomas Jefferson had bought the territory from Napoleon. During the expedition, Lewis and Clark found valuable resources such as the Missouri River, the most dependable water communication…

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    I can clearly say that during the fall of 1803, Lewis and Clark Expedition embark on from St. Louis, Missouri. In the book and in the documentary we are able to see that on May 14, 1804, the expedition's boats departed their path up the Missouri River. Going up the journey progressed extremely slowly because they were going up against current of the river. During the expedition they faced a lot of adversity but they faced a lot of discovery as well. I can point out that one of the initial…

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    Sacagawea is mostly known for being a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which took place from 1804-1806. I wanted to learn more about this Shoshone woman, because she has been represented on the US dollar coin and possesses many monuments throughout the country. This clearly emphasizes that Sacagawea was a very prominent figure in American history. In order to educate the class and myself, the three categories that were crucial to the comprehension of her life and achievements include…

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    class a writer would take in their life they will encounter having to do research. Finding information for a topic is not as simple as searching a topic and finding the easiest available. There is a level of complexity to finding appropriate and reliable sources that will be accepted by any professor. Primary sources, although are sometimes harder to find, are a great place to get information because of the simple fact that they are guaranteed to be reliable and relevant. Secondary sources…

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