The Early 19th Century
The Lewis & Clark Expedition and the War of 1812
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Following the Louisiana Purchase in 1801, Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on an expedition from St. Louis, Missouri (1803). Their mission was to map the west, record and bring back specimens of plant and animal life in the west. They went as far as the Pacific Ocean even though the Oregon Territory was under British control (only 700 Brits lived there.) It took the expedition 2 years to get to Oregon and a little over a year to make it back east. Some of the specimens they brought back are on display at Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Most of the specimens were documented the first time as a result of the expedition.
Lewis and Clark
The Shoshone interpreter and guide who led the expedition west. She is credited with facilitating the expedition's success.
Statue Honoring Sacagawea
A statue in honor of Sacagawea's contribution to the Lewis and Clark expedition
Lewis & Clark - Story of Us
The Louisiana Purchase
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