One of the greatest American adventure stories started on February 28, 1803, when President Thomas Jefferson gained approval for his visionary project. This project was to explore the unknown West with a small expeditionary group. President Jefferson chose Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to head this expedition. Both Lewis and Clark had close ties to Jefferson. Meriwether Lewis was one of Jefferson's secretaries and William Clark was a close friend. The initial idea of the expedition was to include scientific inquiry, geographic mapping, and clearing the way for commerce, but the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, on April 30 1903, changed this purpose. The new mission focused more on diplomacy, which required the crew to communicate the transfer of sovereignty to every Indian tribe and foreign interest occupying the lands along the journey. Thomas Jefferson believed that accurate information about Native Americans was essential in order to shape a peaceful environment for both groups of people. President Jefferson had always maintained an interest in Indian culture and way of life. He once stated, "In the early part of my life, I was very familiar with the Native Americans, and acquired impressions of attachment and commiseration for them which have never been obliterated." President Jefferson had different approaches for addressing Native Americans of each regions. When addressing the Native Americans of the Eastern, President Jefferson spoke of programs for civilization with land acquisition. When speaking to the Native Americans of the Western region Jefferson tended to focus on trade. President Jefferson wanted Lewis and Clark to organize trips of Native Americans chiefs and leaders to visit Washington D.C during their expedition.
Lewis and Clark's crew had preconceived ideas about the Native Americans that they would encounter along their expedition. "The best authenticated accounts informed us, that we were to pass through a
Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took the risk of life, limb, and liberty to bring back the precious and valuable information of the Pacific Northwest of the United States territory. Their accomplishments of surviving the trek and delivering the data to the U.S. government, have altered the course of history, but have some Historian's and author's stating, "It produced nothing useful.", and having "added little to the stock of science and wealth. Lewis and Clark's expedition is….
Lewis and Clark Study Guide
The Lewis and Clark test will have the following sections:
A Map, A Timeline, Short Answer, and Multiple Choice
The following items may be on the test and should be studied before the test.
1. The Louisiana Purchase Map
2. The Lewis and Clark timeline, be able to put the events in order on a timeline
3. The 15 States that made up the Louisiana Purchase
4. The Impact on America Reading, What was the impact that Lewis and Clark had on America?
8th Grade History
10 May 2013
Lewis & Clark
“In the spring of 1804, Lewis and Clark left St. Louis and headed up the Missouri River. They had 3 boats and they took 40 men with them, most of these men were Americans some French Canadians.” (Davidson). “These men needed to search the west for many reasons. One main reason was to set the stage for settlement of the West, also this land had not been explored yet. This exploration opened land and discovered….
October 22, 2013
US History 1010
Lewis and Clark the Corps of Discovery
The Lewis and Clark expedition, better known as The Corps of Discovery. This was the first party to ever venture the west of the United States. They departed May 1804 on the Mississippi river from St. Louis where they made their way west through the continental divide to the coast of the pacific. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the expedition. The Louisiana Purchase was one of….
The Lewis and Clark expedition was the equivalent in its day of a journey to the moon. Both had skilled men leading the expedition, were used to collect data, and used many important other people to make their journey successful. Leading both expeditions were skilled men. Lewis was a skilled soldier, skilled woodsman, and was chief aid to Jefferson, while Clark was and expert map maker, he could calculate rivers, and he was an army commander. On the first American journey to the moon three highly….
The Lewis and Clark expedition ignited a period of expansion for the US. The enormous amount of new discoveries of all the new plant and animal species gave the United States a monopoly over certain products only found in the west. Ideas knowledge learned from the Indians influenced western medicine and helped shape diverse lifestyles, which provided the West with a much-needed break from the archaic ways of British living. The new geography discovered on the journey coaxed others to follow the expedition's….
hope we find some new species of animals to send to Thomas Jefferson. It is so fascinating to find new species of animals every day. Yesterday we found the Horned Toad, and Lewis found it to be quite interesting so he kept playing with it, and it bite him right on the finger. It was actually hilarious if I do say so myself. Lewis didn’t find it funny at all and he said if we ever brought it up again, then there would be some punishment. So I’m just going to keep my mouth shut. It is about twelve o’clock….
“Lewis and Clark Expedition”—An Integrated Learning Event
Lesson #1: PowerPoint
Teacher: Casey Lamping
Subject: Social Studies
Lesson Topic(s): Lewis and Clark Expedition PowerPoint
10 students: 4 girls, 6 boys
Students with IEPs who require accommodations specified in the IEP:
* 1-Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Tier 3 Reading
Students without an IEP who have special needs:
* 1-Gifted and Talented
* 1-Tier 2 Reading….
The Expeditions of Lewis and Clark
America and I were astonished; President Jefferson doubled the size of the country with one purchase, the Louisiana Purchase. To add to the excitement, Meriwether Lewis asked me, a poor boat builder, to go along on the journey to the West. What was I going to do? Even though I made boats for a living, I had never explored past my little town in Virginia. After much contemplation, I thought, this is my time to explore the endless possibilities in what we Americans….
The Famous Expedition of Lewis and Clark
The expedition of Lewis and Clark was a very important time in history. It was a time of growth and new discoveries in the U.S.A. Lewis and Clark were able to discover many plants and animals by their characteristics. Due to the new discoveries by Lewis and Clark, the nation began to expand. They were skillful, resourceful and intelligent. These character traits made them different….