Meriwether Lewis

By Nolan Kennedy

Meriwether Lewis


Bang! Meriwether Lewis just committed suicide or did he? That question is still being debated today. Some think it was suicide because he was depressed. But there were multiple gun shots in him and the trail he was on was filed with robbers. He died October 11,1809.


Lewis joined the army in September 27,1795. Because he felt worthless. He got up in rank and in January 23,1801. He was appointed an aid for president Jefferson.


So Jefferson sent them on the expedition. And they have discovered 1,000 of plants and animals. Really 300. And Lewis was a governor of the land. Then bang!