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  • 1. Honoring Our Explorers
    Lewis and Clark
  • 2. Introduction
    Welcome: Members of Congress
    Personal Introductions
    Meriwether Lewis
    William Clark
    ohs.org
  • 3. Rationale
    Our Great Opportunity: The Louisiana Purchase
    • Recently acquired through President Thomas Jefferson’s minister to France, Robert Livingston for $15 million dollars
    • 4. Only pennies per acre
    • 5. New lands for the United States
    Settlements for farming
    Natural resources for industry
    New venues for trade
    Possible all water route to the Pacific
  • 6. Directives
    Explore 830,000 square miles of new territory for future development
    Make contact with Native Americans and open the fur trade
    Acquire scientific information about the new territory
    Missouri Historical Society
  • 7. Travel Route
    Begin journey in St. Charles, Missouri
    Head north and west along the Missouri River
    Continue west until contact made with the Pacific Coast
    Return with information useful for future expansion and settlement
    VirginiaWestern.edu
  • 8. Request for Provisions
    Mathematical Instruments
    Compass
    Quadrant
    Telescope
    Thermometer
    Sextant
    Plotting Instruments
    Chronometer
    Camp Supplies
    Cloth for tents and sheets
    Hatchets and Handsaws
    Steels (to strike for fire)
    Whetstone
    Mosquito curtains
    Soap
    Fishing hooks and line
    Portable soup and salt
    Paper, ink, and crayons
  • 9. Request for Provisions (cont’d)
    Clothing (for 45 persons)
    Shirts
    Coats
    Frocks
    Shoes
    Woolen Pants
    Blankets
    Knapsacks
    Stockings
    Miscellaneous Supplies
    Arms and Ammunition
    Medicine and Medical supplies
    Traveling libraries
    Presents for Indians
    Pbs.org
  • 10. Experience
    William Clark
    Mapmaking
    Woodsman
    Waterman
    Army Officer
    Experience with Native Americans
    Meriwether Lewis
    Frontiersman
    Military Leader
    Ties with Native Americans
    govdocs.evergreen.edu
    Pbs.org
  • 11. Expedition Compensation
    For the duration of the expedition, all provision expenses shall be covered
    Upon completion of the expedition, even as the duration is in question, a sum equal to the number of months times the requested compensation shall be paid
    William Clark: $40 per month
    Meriwether Lewis: $30 per month
  • 12. Summary
    The nation has acquired significant new territory.
    We need to identify what lies in this territory.
    This knowledge is of significant importance to the settlement and use of the territory.
    We have extensive plans in place to accomplish these objectives.