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Lewis And Clark Expedition

English 10 ­ Block 1  11 April 2014  The Lewis and Clark Expedition  Thesis Statement: Because of America’s need to expand, The Lewis and Clark Expedition, led by  Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, introduced the country to previously uncharted territory  and was a benchmark for change in America.  I. Cultural context  A. Need to expand (Gunderson 4­5).  B. Hiding from France and Spain (Gunderson 6­7, Huntington 1).  II. Important person(s)  A. Meriwether Lewis  1. Secretary to the president (Huntington 2)...

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Great expeditions have been made for many years; however, one of the best expeditions was the Lewis and Clark expedition. Although Lewis and Clark did not technically “find” anything, the expedition was important to American history and helped people gain knowledge and provided individuals with inquisitiveness of what was in the West. The knowledge gained through the expedition, helped improve the colony’s knowledge and helped lead to even more important advances in American history. Lewis was born...

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, a force of a little more than thirty men sponsored by President Thomas Jefferson, began the exciting mission of exploration of American history in May 14th, 1804. They had been ordered to travel through the newly purchased Louisiana Territory, the completely unknown Oregon country and finally reach the Pacific Ocean, drawing maps and journaling their experiences for those in the future. Jefferson chose his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis, an intelligent and...

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Lewis and Clark Expedition

 The Expedition of Lewis and Clark Anthony Price 1/13/14 NIC History 111 Long before Thomas Jefferson was the President of the United States he had aspirations to know what was beyond the Mississippi River. The purchase of the Louisiana Territory from the French in 1803 opened the door to President Jefferson’s opportunity to send explorers across the continent. At that time, nearly the whole population of the United States lived within 50 miles of the...

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

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 Jeffersonian Era: Lewis and Clark Expedition

year of 1804, two men led an expedition of discovery that expanded a young nation's economic potential, increased its scientific understanding, and as well as enhanced its worldwide reputation. The significant westward expansion was called the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The United States third president, Thomas Jefferson, named Meriwether Lewis the main leader of the expedition and Lewis chose William Clark to accompany him on his glorious journey. Meriwhether Lewis was a veteran of Indian wars...

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Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Expedition

What did the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis & Clark Expedition accomplish? How did Aaron Burr and the Supreme Court interfere with Jefferson’s otherwise successful first term? The inauguration of Thomas Jefferson as the nation's third president marked a turning point in America. While the Federalists were fading as a political force, he was able to complete the Louisiana Purchase and more than double the size of the United States, expanding west and broadening the horizons for the future of...

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Lewis and Clark

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 one of the...

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Lewis and Clark

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...

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Lewis and Clark

Jake Overton Coach Wernquist 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...

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