Start studying lewis and clark expedition learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. For native peoples, the aftermath of the lewis and clark was anything but a positive experience perhaps the most devastating was the outbreak of smallpox among the mandan in 1837, an epidemic which all but destroyed the once-powerful group. On may 21, 1804, meriwether lewis and william clark left from st louis, missouri with the corps of discovery and headed west in an effort to explore and document the new lands bought by the louisiana purchase with only one death, the group reached the pacific ocean at portland and then returned. Clark's last entry is a reminder that wrighting &c was one of the principal tasks of the captains, and one that they thoroughly fulfilled as donald jackson has observed, lewis and clark were the writingest explorers of their time they wrote constantly and abundantly, afloat and ashore, legibly and illegibly, and always with an urgent sense of purpose. Lewis & clark is a board game in which the players manage an expedition intended to cross the north american continent their goal is to be the first to reach the pacific each one has his own corps of discovery that will be completed by the native americans and the trappers met during the journey.
Lewis and clark send the keelboat down the missouri river with a shipment for president jefferson the permanent party of the expedition (consisting of lewis, clark, 27 soldiers, york, charbonneau, sacagawea, and her infant son) departs fort mandan. Lewis and clark screensaver available now for the mac and windows lewis & clark: the journey of the corps of discovery is a production of florentine films and weta, washington, dc. The lewis and clark fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.
The lewis and clark expedition from may 1804 to september 1806, also known as the corps of discovery expedition, was the first american expedition to cross the western portion of the united states it began near st louis, made its way westward,. Origins of the expedition more than any other person, president thomas jefferson was responsible for the lewis and clark expedition beginning in the early 1780s, jefferson imagined a scientific exploration of the interior of north america that would catalog flora and fauna and thoroughly map the vast reaches between the mississippi river and the pacific ocean. The journals of the lewis and clark expedition online is sponsored by the national endowment for the humanities, the center for great plains studies, the university of nebraska center for digital research in the humanities, and university of nebraska press.
The lewis and clark exploration lewis and clark are two names forever linked these two names, the last names of meriwether and william respectively, are that of two of the greatest explorers in the history of the united states. For better or worse, there is no doubt that the expedition of lewis and clark forever changed the course of the country's history to learn more about the lewis and clark expedition, take a look at the links below. Lewis chose clark as the co-leader of the expedition the two men had been friends since childhood lewis left philadelphia, pennsylvania , in 1803, heading for louisville, kentucky , where he joined clark and his african-american servant named york, on route to st louis.
The lewis and clark expedition was an awesome adven-ture it continues to capture our interest and sparks the spirit of explo-ration that still exists today this amazing journey into unknown lands was bold, challenging, and inspiring it can be compared to our own [17. Clark spent three years on the expedition, and although technically subordinate to lewis in rank, he exercised equal authority at lewis' insistence he concentrated chiefly on the drawing of maps, the management of the expedition's supplies and leading hunts. The lewis and clark expedition, also known as the corps of discovery expedition, was the first american expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the united states, departing in may, 1804 from st louis on the mississippi river, making their way westward through the continental divide to the pacific coast.
Exploration and discovery —better known as e&d— the course where you can immerse yourself in an array of the great texts (like plato, douglass, marx, and woolf) improve your writing, reading, and speaking skills and discover what the liberal arts are really all about. The lewis and clark expedition was in many ways an infantry company on the move, fully equipped with rifles of various kinds, muskets, and pistols. Lewis and clark expedition, (1804–06), us military expedition, led by capt meriwether lewis and lieut william clark, to explore the louisiana purchase and the pacific northwestthe expedition was a major chapter in the history of american exploration. The lewis and clark expedition left from st louis, missouri in late may 1804, proceeded up the missouri river until its tributaries ended in the rocky mountains, crossed the rockies and down the columbia river to the pacific ocean.
The lewis & clark expedition in 1804, president thomas jefferson sent meriwether lewis and william clark on the now-legendary transcontinental expedition to explore the american west. The mrnussbaumcom lewis and clark section is one of the most comprehensive on the entire internet for kids learn all about the journey, discoveries, people of the expedition, dangers, places, or, access any of my dozens of online or printable activities and games related to lewis and clark. Lewis and clark expedition summary: the united states purchased louisiana from france in 1803 the huge part of the land west of the mississippi river was completely unknown to americans and needed to be examined first before it could be settled.