Lewis And Clark Expedition : Analysis

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Alexander Hohlt Professor Abbie Grubb History 1301 May 4, 2016 Lewis and Clark expedition In May of 1803 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed from St. louis, Missouri to simply find a water route in the west. They were exploring brand new, just acquired territory from Napoleon of France by Thomas Jefferson, who was our president at the time. This was called the great Louisiana purchase. The Lewis and Clark exploration was nothing less than extraordinary, they came across three-hundred new species, interacted with over fifty different Indian tribes, and made it completely through the Rocky Mountains. Their expedition experienced a plethora of disadvantages and advantages similar to the that of David and Goliath, making the…show more content…
Jefferson had clear instructions for Lewis and Clark “That plan created a military exploring party with one key mission, finding the water passage across the continent for the purpose of commerce” (loc.gov). Which we can see in chapter five of the book of David and Goliath. When Jay will not accept being walked all over like his parents were. Therefore, he sets out to be a doctor and eventually found a cure for childhood leukemia. Therefore, Jefferson and Jay are similar in thought and that is always willing to do the unthinkable even with some consequences. When Lewis and Clark started their remarkable journey they had no idea what they would encounter or experience. They didn’t have a clue what this journey would bring about. The two men were the first ever to do something like this, of course there are the incredible journeys, such as Christopher Columbus in 1492, but that was through water not on land. Lewis and Clark carried over fifty men with them and to stay alive they had to eat over two-hundred different animals. The crew of Lewis and Clark survived the first winter with the help of the Mandan Indians who supplied them with clothes, blankets, and food. During that winter they picked up two new members, who happened to be Indians, Sacagawea and Touissant Charbonneau. These two Indians acted as interpreters for the expedition. Sacagawea was able to get horses for the group later on in the journey (history.com). These two stayed with
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