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    Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American overland exploration of the American West and Pacific Northwest, departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast and ending in September 1806. The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson and guided byf Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The exploration covered a total of about about 8000

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    peak that Clark named Pompy’s tower after Sacagawea’s son. In conclusion the Lewis and Clark Expedition was a great succes, it acheived many feats and opened the door to a new era of american history. Works Sighted Page Lewis and Clark Page.PBS. 28 Feb 2000 <http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/> Appleby, Brinkley, and McPherson. The American Journey Building a Nation. New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2000 “Lewis and Clark Expedition.” Compton’s

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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

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    This paper will explain why Lewis and Clark are two of the greatest explorers in American history. Some of the distinguishing factors of these explorers and the three main points in this paper are their exploration of the uncharted west by way of the Missouri river, the many discoveries made along the way, and the effect they had on the westward expansion of the United States. In January 1803, Thomas Jefferson sent a confidential message to Congress asking for approval and funding of the exploration

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    the lives of Americans? Was the Lewis and Clark expedition really significant? How did Manifest Destiny change the lives of the Americans? In this speech I will discuss why the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition were not completely the main motivations for the American philosophy of Manifest Destiny. I will also explain what the Louisiana Purchase was and how it affected the lives of the Americans, what happened during the Lewis and Clark expedition and who it effected the most and

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    However, it was unknown what was out there. Jefferson planned an exploratory expedition and called upon Meriwether Lewis to lead it. Jefferson was very interested in what was in the west lands. Much was involved in the carrying out of this expedition; the preparations for this trip, what happened during their long journey west, and the return home. This expedition was very important in the development of the United States. Lewis went to Philadelphia for short courses in medicine, celestial observation

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    selected his private secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to be captain of the enterprise for his scientific interests and wilderness experience. Lewis chose good friend, William Clark, to assist with the enterprise for Clark had experience with nature and a familiarity with Indian character. Jefferson had these two men and their crew follow the Missouri River to fill in the gaps of knowledge that existed in the West. Above all, Jefferson hoped the Lewis and Clark expedition would find a water route across the

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    Have you ever wondered what an expedition would look like? How it would feel to actually do one in the early 1800’s? Lewis and Clark lived through many attempted ones and actually did one themselves and their story has been told for hundreds of years. Lewis and Clark were very well known expeditioners. Their real names are actually Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Thomas Jefferson was interested in the Western land, between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountain. The Louisiana Purchase

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    The Lewis and Clark Expedition Missing Works Cited Exploration has always been a central theme in the development of the United States. The Louisiana Purchase, in 1803, made the government more eager to expand west. The newly acquired lands were in need of exploration. A team needed to be established to survey and document the new territory. The Lewis and Clark expedition would answer the unknown questions of the west. The expedition would not have been successful without the leadership, determination

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    on the development of America. The Lewis and Clark expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, stands prominently at the top part of this list. The Lewis and Clark Expedition has had a significant political, social, and economic effect on America. They were the first to map out the west and set off westward expansion. Without the success of the expedition growth of America would have taken five times as long, as predicted by Thomas Jefferson. The Expedition had a drastic political effect on

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    The Lewis and Clark Expedition

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    Jefferson to map, explore, and compile information on the land just bought through the Louisiana Purchase, Captain Meriwether Lewis and 2nd Lieutenant William Clark set off on one of the greatest expeditions of all time. This paper will explore what adversities were faced on the Corp of Discoveries. From militant Indians to diseases like dysentery, they faced it all. And as Captain Lewis documented, “We went as close to hell as you can go in this lifetime.” (11.Perry) On April 30, 1803, the United States

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