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Lewis and Clark Expedition

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By Sophia Vargas The
Lewis & Clark
Expedition Purpose? What did you learn? - To find new water link(Pacific Ocean)to connect to the Mississippi River system Over 200 plants & animals recorded Discoveries Lewis & Clark set up diplomatic relations with indians Effects of Expedition Fast Forward Two Centuries... - To explore the land in the west -animals
-geography
-natural resources President Jefferson said the goal was to find....

"the most direct & practicable
water communication across this continent,
for the purposes of commerce". Lewis & Clark Meriwether Lewis
-Jefferson's personal secretary
- 28 at year of expedition William Clark
-Was made co-commanding captain of the Expedition by Lewis
- 32 at year of expedition - mapmaker The Louisiana Territory
-land purchase transaction with France
-$15,000,000 for the Louisiana Territory

-two weeks before inauguration day,
Jefferson asked Lewis Louisiana Purchase Also known as the
Corps of Discovery Expedition First transcontinental expediction Crossing, or spanning a continent Sacagawea
- the wife of a French-Canadian fur trader
- sixteen, Shoshone Indian
- interpreter & guide 1804 - 1806 33 people Met May 14, 1804
in Missouri Traveled along Missouri river Through 11 states westward -Husband: Toussaint Charbonneau -Child born in 1805 Met 72 native tribes Drew 140 maps A map drawn by Lewis&Clark "filled in the spaces" of Northwest America -Missouri Rivers
-Rocky Mountains Shoshone Indians
-- skilled at traveling through rock mountains with horses (Diplomacy)
the conduct of the relations of one state with another by peaceful means Learned the shape of the Landscape and the Creatures
of the "western world"
-new to the white man Shaped a crude route to waters of the Pacific Marked pathway for spreading west -Ocean to Ocean Americans & Immigrants fill in the west and central area of nation Landscape turns into cities, farms, and harvested forests Indians found in reservations then Lewis noted 260 plants in his journal -over half of then were new to science appendix burst Only 1 man died Excellent work, men! What event in U.S history greatly influenced the expedition?


Who was the president to request the expedition?


What were Lewis and Clark seeking to accomplish? President Thomas Jefferson Resources http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/lewis-clark/ http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/101.htm http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/nativeplants.htm http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/clarksmap.htm http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi- bin/query/r?ammem/gmd:@filreq(@field(NUMBER+@band(g4126s+ct000028))+@field(COLLID+dsxpmap))
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