Lewis and Clark Explorations
By Trevor Roussel
Who were Lewis and Clark?
Lewis was 30 at the time the expedition began. He had been an aide for Jefferson for a time before he was selected to lead the expedition.
Clark was 33 when the he began the expedition. Clark studied the natural sciences and enrolled in the military for 6 years. Lewis sent Clark an invitation to join him in command of the expedition in 1803.
Map of the expedition
What made the expedition significant?
Key facts about the exploration
-Lewis and Clark did not embark on the trip alone, they were accompanied by a group called the Corps of Exploration. However, Lewis and Clark are remembered because they led the trip.
-Lewis and and Clark mostly followed their original path on their trip back to the colonies, but at one point Lewis and Clark split up onto different routes. However, the two groups reconnected later in the trip.
-Their trip was successful, the explorers returned to the colony about two and a half years later.