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Lewis And Clark Expedition

  1. 1. Lewis And Clark Expedition By: Bo
  2. 2. Start of the Expedition <ul><li>In 1803 Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery to find a water route to the Pacific and explore the uncharted West. He believed they would find woolly mammoths, erupting volcanoes, and a mountain of pure salt. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Journey Begins <ul><li>The Journey began May 21, 1804 upstream on the Missouri River from their camp by St. Louis. </li></ul><ul><li>They had been preparing for this journey since the fall of 1803. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Impact on United States <ul><li>Lewis and Clark found about 300 species unknown to science at that time, nearly 50 Indian tribes, and the Rockies. </li></ul><ul><li>The expedition set the stage for settlement to the West in the new Louisiana Purchase. </li></ul><ul><li>It allowed new cultures of people to meet and trade. </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered many plants, animals, and other things unknown to the world at that time. </li></ul><ul><li>Found a water route to the Pacific Ocean. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Animal Species <ul><li>Lewis and Clark found an incredible number of animal species on their expedition to the West. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the species include the channel catfish, white-tailed deer, plains grey wolf, northern raccoon, Missouri beaver, coyote, bull snake, and many other species that were completely unknown at that time. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plant Species <ul><li>In the expedition Lewis and Clark found very many species of plants in the West. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the plant species they discovered were Rocky Mountain bee plant, Prairie apple, curlycup gumweed, aromatic aster, prairie rose, silver sage, and the purple coneflower. </li></ul>
  7. 7. First Indian Encounter <ul><li>On August 2, 1804 the first Indian encounter happened. </li></ul><ul><li>A group of Oto and Missouri Indians arrived at the expedition’s camp. </li></ul><ul><li>The encounter was a friendly one and they exchanged gifts and greeted each other. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Encounter with the Sioux Indians <ul><li>In September of 1804 the expedition encountered the Yankton and Teton Sioux Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson wanted the Sioux Indians as his ally. </li></ul><ul><li>The Teton Sioux were angered with the gifts Lewis and Clark gave them so they were about to start a battle, but both sides decided not to fight. </li></ul><ul><li>This means that Lewis and Clark did not make friends, but enemies with the Sioux. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Water Route to the Pacific <ul><li>One of the main reasons Lewis and Clark were sent on this expedition was to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>This goal was achieved when they reached the Pacific Ocean at the end of their journey in Mid-November 1805. </li></ul><ul><li>This was another huge impact for the future of the United States. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Journey Back and the Return Home <ul><li>The Journey back from the Pacific Ocean began in March of 1806 after they decided to spend the winter on the Pacific Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>They did not return home until the morning of September 23, 1806. </li></ul><ul><li>They arrived back two years, four moths, and ten days after they had left. </li></ul><ul><li>When they did arrive home they were greeted by the one thousand people of St. Louis and were hailed as national heroes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. United States After Expedition <ul><li>After the expedition the United States knew very valuable information about the West and the new Louisiana Purchase. </li></ul><ul><li>The United States people began to settle more to the West after the expedition and they more informed about what awaited them to the West. </li></ul>