Across America: The Lewis and Clark Expedition


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In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery as a scientific expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. The goal was to learn more about the Northwest's natural resources, inhabitants, and possibilities for settlement. The Lewis and Clark expedition was the second recorded transcontinental crossing of North America north of Mexico by white Americans. Their journey was significant in that the first accurate maps of the area were produced, there was a better understanding of the ...

Across America: The Lewis and Clark Expedition 2009, Chelsea House Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781604131925

Revised edition