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The Lewis and Clark Expedition
This paper discusses the Lewis and Clark Expedition, one of the most important events in American history.
# 23119 | 2,130 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (Historical) , History (U.S. 1900-1930)

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This paper stated that President Jefferson commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition to do what other explores had failed. The paper describes in detail the actual journey. The paper discusses that Lewis and Clark succeeded in many areas: Opened the U.S. from the Missouri River north to the Pacific Ocean, mapped and described the areas in detail (invaluable to later settlers), discovered many previously unknown species of fauna and established contact the Indians.

Table of Contents
Up the Missouri
Toward the Pacific
The Return Trip
Importance of the Expedition

From the Paper:

"The group traveled in two canoes of a type called pirogues and a 55 foot keelboat, propelled by sail and oars. All summer, they traveled up the Missouri. The days were often hot and muggy and then freezing cold. Mosquitoes tormented them and rain squalls drenched the men and boats. Sand bars slowed their progress. Seldom did the expedition make more than fourteen miles a day. There were some disciplinary problems and two desertions. The only man to die on the expedition succumbed to appendicitis during this time. "

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