Biography Of Meriwether Lewis And William Clark

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Meriwether Lewis who was born on August 18, 1774 was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and a public administrator. William Clark who was born on August 1, 1770 was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. Both men joined together to explore through the American interior to the Pacific Northwest from 1804 to 1806.

The Louisiana Territory was purchased by the United States from France in 1803. Thomas Jefferson actually ordered the purchase negotiations. In May 1804, ordered by Thomas Jefferson who was president at the time left to explore the Northwest from Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their journey near St. Louis Missouri.

From May 14, 1804 to
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