M .LewisW.ClarkLewis and Clarkwere the first realbrave explorers in thewild west. They weresent by presidentThomas Jeffersonafter purchasing theLouisiana Purchase.Thomas Jeffersonsent them out toexplore and find away to the PacificOcean.
SacagaweaLewis and Clark metSacagawea duringtheir expedition. Shehelped them find away to the pacificOcean. She was anative American inthe tribe of theShoshoni. She spokeEnglish because shewas married to aCanadian man .
The MO RiverLewis and Clarkthought there was ariver that went allthe way to the PacificOcean. But it turnedout that the riverthey wanted onlywent to right beforethe pacific oceanwhere there was stillland.
Where they wentLewis and Clarkwent into 7 states.Missouri, Iowa,South Dakota ,North Dakota,Montana, Idaho,Oregon. They wentall the way toOregon and back.They were the firstpeople to explore tothe Pacific Coast.
They went to where California is now because they wanted a better life and sometimes home. They also they wanted to be rich with gold. Gold is mostly what they wanted from 1848 -1850. Most men preferred not to take their families with them.
Some people paid more money to get to California than when they were there. The first time gold was discovered was in 1848 Mostly men went gold mining Men often didn’t want to take their families because they wanted to keep all the gold.