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    The adventurer Meriwether Lewis explored the west Louisiana territory. He came back efficacious and became a national hero until he died under suspicious circumstances on October 11, 1809. The brave man died in his room at an Inn called Grinder’s Stand from a gunshot to the back of his skull and to his chest. The death was pegged as a suicide but, before his death Lewis was going through psychological and physical health problems, financial problems and bankruptcy. Meriwether Lewis’ untimely demise was considered a suicide for an extensive period of time, but what essentially occurred based off the evidence gathered is that the unidentified black man who was voyaging with Major Neely was employed by Nelly who was appointed by General James Wilkerson to assassinate Meriwether Lewis. The anonymous black man who was traveling with Lewis and Major Nelly is the one who murdered Lewis. He is the one who murdered Lewis because there are no records of who he was and he didn’t give a witness statement. If he was there during the murder why wasn’t he identified and why didn’t he give a witness statement. The room Lewis was staying in had no signs…

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    Meriwether Lewis was born August 18, 1774. He was born near Charlottesville, Virginia, and was a neighbor of Thomas Jefferson. In 1794, Lewis joined the militia and with the rank of Ensign, was attached to a sub legion of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne. Who was commanded by Lieutenant William Clark. In sharing the experiences of the Northwest Campaign against the British and the Indians, Lewis and Clark fashioned the bonds of an enduring friendship. On March 6, 1801, Lewis, as a young Army Captain…

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    Today is the day we travel on the trail to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis is the leader of this expedition and William Clark is his companion on the expedition. Thomas Jefferson wanted them to find a trail that leads to the Pacific Ocean. On May 21, 1804 we started our journey. We traveled to the Louisiana territory. On our journey we came across some coyotes. They are so beautiful, they have grizzled gray or orangish gray above with buff underparts. They have long rusty or yellowish…

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    Meriwether Lewis is an American explorer who is known for his role as leader in the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was also the governor of the Louisiana Territory. He was also Jefferson’s private secretary, these two were close friends. Since Jefferson trusted Lewis, he let Lewis travel to D.C to deliver Jefferson’s classified information. During the Lewis’s travel to Washington, he visited Robert Grinder’s Inn to rest but while he was there he died. The death was murder by conspiracy. In…

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    their journey they met a young Indian woman, Sacagawea, and her husband, who became their translators and friends. Along the way they also met many other Indians and learned about their cultures and traditions. Then later, they taught other Native Americans about the plants, rivers, animals, and mountains some of them had seen before. These men kept journals that were later given to the people to tell them of the things they learned and saw. The two men were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.…

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    To say that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were explorers during the early 1800’s, would undermine the contributions they possess in American exploration history. President Thomas Jefferson requested that his aide, Meriwether Lewis (hunter, outdoorsman, herbologist and former Army officer) lead a team of explorers, and study the western component of the west, now known as the Pacific Northwest. William Clark (outdoorsman, Army officer, celestial observer and cartographer) was asked to be his…

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    At the point when Thomas Jefferson utilized the youthful warrior Meriwether Lewis as his live-in secretary in 1801, he anon perceived in him the man to lead a campaign into the Louisiana Territory, which Jefferson would anon buy from France, and past to the mouth of the Columbia River on the Pacific coast. Jefferson's aspirations were sundry: logical information of a consummately obscure district, control of affluent exchange courses, and political command. To integrate to Lewis' experience of…

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    Before Joseph Hare was hanged in 1818 for all of his crimes, he spoke of seeing strange things on the trace like a phantom white horse. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Jefferson Davis, James Audubon, Meriwether Lewis (who died on the Trace in 1809), and Ulysses S. Grant are among the famous Americans to have traveled the Natchez Trace. One of the most tragic events to occur along the Natchez Trace during its “national” era was the death of Meriwether Lewis. Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark…

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    Meriwether Lewis was born August 18, 1774, in Virginia. He had to live some of his childhood without his real dad because William Lewis died when in battle when Merriwether was 5. Merriwether had 2 siblings, Jane Lewis, his sister, and Reuben Lewis, his brother. His mom Lucy Meriwether remarried a guy named Captain John Marks about a few months after William's death. It was common back then for widows to remarry early and those two had a girl named Jane. Lucy changed her last name but…

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    Meriwether Lewis Murder or Suicide Essay Meriwether Lewis was a national hero of the United States and one of the greatest explorers in history. He played a major role in the Louisiana Purchase and in discovering the lay of the land with his crew. After the expedition, he became the Governor of Louisiana and was Thomas Jefferson’s protégé. Lewis was on his way to Washington D.C. to collect his money from the government that they owed him. While on his way to Washington D.C., after he stopped…

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