The Lewis And Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition that explored the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and the country beyond as far as the Pacific Ocean.Thomas Jefferson had long considered the project of a western expedition. Encouraged John Ledyard when he proposed an expedition in the 1780's. As president he considered the matter and discussed it with his private secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis. When Congress approved the plan in 1803 and came up with the appropriated money for it, Jefferson named Lewis to head it. Lewis selected William Clark as his associate in command. The purpose of the expedition was to search out a land route to the Pacific, strengthen American claims to Oregon territory, and ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

the country of the Nez Perce on the Clearwater River in Idaho. Left their horses for dugout canoes and carried on their journey down the Clearwater River, Snake River, and the Columbia rivers. Reaching the Pacific Ocean by November of 1805.
Another difficult time Lewis and Clark had was during December 1805, when the explorers built Fort Clatsop on the south side of the Columbia River, and settled in for the winter. Lewis and Clark accomplished a whole bunch of scientific work while on the Pacific coast. Although they Gathered and recorded information about the country and its inhabitants. The difficulty came from the constant rain and plaguing insects. And the men had to make salt by boiling sea water.
Finally one of the last difficult moments Lewis and Clark faced was on On March 23, 1806 on the trip back home. After a tough journey up the Columbia River against strong currents, the party retrieved their horses from the Nez Perce. then established camp and waited for the ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.

Already a member? Login


The Lewis And Clark Expedition. (2011, March 3). Retrieved February 20, 2019, from
"The Lewis And Clark Expedition.", 3 Mar. 2011. Web. 20 Feb. 2019. <>
"The Lewis And Clark Expedition." March 3, 2011. Accessed February 20, 2019.
"The Lewis And Clark Expedition." March 3, 2011. Accessed February 20, 2019.
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays

Added: 3/3/2011 12:44:19 AM
Submitted By: ablanch33
Category: American History
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 559
Pages: 3

Save | Report


Save and find your favorite essays easier

Lewis And Clark Across Idaho
Lewis And Clark Discoveries
The Journey Of Lewis And Clark
Lewis And Clark
Our Hearts Fell To The Ground
The History Of The American Bot...
The History of the American Bot...
Jefferson, Thomas 1743 -- 1826
Book Report On Thomas Jefferso
Oregon Trail
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2019 Essayworld. All rights reserved