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Honoring our explorers

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

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