Lewis and Clark Expedition

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  • Clark Expedition: The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    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 Impacts Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    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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  • Great Explorations: The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition Throughout time, Lewis and Clark have been one of the most famous American explorers. The reasons Lewis and Clark were some of the greatest American explorers were that they found a way to the west coast, mapped the land past the Appalachian mountains, and they overcame many challenges and dangers along the way including bad weather, geographical, animals, insects, and native Americans. Lewis and Clark weren't always known as America's great explorers. Lewis was…

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  • Significance Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    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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  • Lewis And Clark Expeditions: The Lewis And Clark Historic Trail

    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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  • Purpose Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    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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  • The Differences And Implications Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    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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  • Walla Wallas: The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    The first encounter with Euro-Americans for the Walla Wallas was the Lewis and Clark Expedition. First meeting in 1805, the Americans promised to Walla Walla chief Yellepit they would visit with the people after seeing the Pacific Ocean. The party returned in April 1806 and stayed at Yellepit's village, located on the Columbia River near the mouth of the Walla Walla River.[2] During a transaction Yellepit presented Clark with a white horse in return for a copper kettle. The Americans had none in…

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  • American History: The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    September 2016 Lewis and Clark expedition The Lewis and Clark expedition was the first expedition though the western portion of the United States. This expedition was so important to the United States today because it is how we found everything from St. louis west to the pacific ocean. Meriwether lewis and William Clark were the leaders of the expedition, and there were 59 people that went with them. Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774 in Albemarle County, Virginia, he was the second…

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  • History: Impact Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    How did the Lewis and Clark expedition impact the United States? Starting with the birth of the United States, waterways were essential for trade, communication, transportation, and the formation of colonies. With the Louisiana Purchase under way, colonizing the west became a large priority due to the many resources and opportunities it held. In 1803, under the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, the United States purchased a large sum of land from France which was known as the Louisiana…

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