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Lewis and clark
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  1. The Expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  2. The Louisiana Purchase <ul><li>Purchased from the French for $15 million </li></ul><ul><li>Finalized on July 4, 1803 </li></ul><ul><li>Questioned for it’s Constitutionality </li></ul>
  3. Lewis <ul><li>Born August 18, 1774 </li></ul><ul><li>Leader of the Corps of discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed Governor of Upper Louisiana after the expedition </li></ul><ul><li>Taught by intellectuals, including Jefferson himself in order to take good notes </li></ul>
  4. Clark <ul><li>Born August 1 st 1770 </li></ul><ul><li>No formal schooling </li></ul><ul><li>He spelled “Sioux” 27 different ways in his journals </li></ul><ul><li>Later became a brigadier general </li></ul>
  5. Reasons to Go <ul><li>They needed to explore the northern section of the new territory </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson was interested in finding a waterway to the Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson authorized it before the US bought the Louisiana Purchase </li></ul><ul><li>The US desired knowledge of new flora and fauna </li></ul>
  6. Beginning of an odyssey <ul><li>Lewis set off on May 14 th , 1804 from Saint Louis </li></ul><ul><li>He was accompanied with 42 soldiers and hired help </li></ul><ul><li>Was to meet up with Clark in Saint Charles, MO </li></ul>
  7. Maps One of the goals of the expedition was to map the territory
  8. Sacajawea and the winter <ul><li>The Corps of Discovery built Fort Mandan near the Mandan Indians </li></ul><ul><li>Sacagawea became interpreter for the group </li></ul><ul><li>Found her brother as the head of a Shoshone tribe </li></ul>
  9. The Journey <ul><li>They traveled past the Rockies during the next year </li></ul><ul><li>Built Fort Clatsop on the south side of the Columbia River the next winter. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This was because Clark’s slave and Sacajawea were allowed to vote, for the first time ever </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lewis and Clark turned home on March 23, 1816 </li></ul>
  10. Journey Home <ul><li>After the Rockies, on July 3ed, they split into two teams </li></ul><ul><li>Home in Saint Louis September 23, 1806 </li></ul>
  11. Significance <ul><li>They found there was no water route to the Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>They had over 100 detailed maps and diaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The maps fill in the basic outlines of what the United States had just bought </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Only one man had died, from appendicitis </li></ul>
  12. A lasting Impact <ul><li>The expedition overall gained a US claim in Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered at least 200 new plant and animal species </li></ul><ul><li>Mapped the new territory with reference maps that would be used for over 100 years </li></ul>
  13. [citation needed] <ul><li>The American Pageant, 14 th ed </li></ul><ul><li>www.istockphoto.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Louisiana Purchase, Gail Sakurai </li></ul><ul><li>www.Lewis-clark.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://lewisandclarktrail.com/101.htm </li></ul>

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