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When and where were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark born?

Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774, near Charlottesville, VA. William Clark was born on August 1, 1770, in Caroline County, VA.            

Where did Meriwether Lewis and Willam Clark explore?

Before Lewis met up with Clark, he began the expedition on August 30, 1803 in Pittsburgh PA. Lt. William Clark would offer to join Lewis on the expedition weeks later on Octob

Why did Jefferson send Lewis and clark to explore the territory?

Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the new territory for 3 reasons: 1.to find a route to the Pacific Ocean. 2.explore the new territory ( the territory that they

Who commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark?

Thomas Jefferson had dreamed of exploring the West for at least 20 years before he even became President. In 1783 he had even asked William Clark's brother, George, to take on

Were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark brothers?

No they were not, they were only friends. If you happen to encounter the name "Meriwether Lewis Clark" this is the name of one of William Clark's sons. William Clark and Merwe

Why did Thomas Jefferson pick Meriwether Lewis?

Lewis had been Jefferson's personal secretary (today we would call him a "personal assistant") prior to the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis was well known for being an outdoorsman

Why were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark chosen to lead the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase?

Meriwether Lewis was first chosen to go on the Louisiana Purchase because he was President Jefferson's aide and Jefferson knew he could rely on him. Lewis would be promoted to

3 things president Jefferson asked Lewis clark to do?

President Jefferson asked the expedition to study the Native American tribes living in the area as well as the plants, animals, geology and terrain of the region. The expediti

Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark into the newly acquired Louisiana Territory primarily to?

The expedition's goal as stated by President Jefferson was "to explore the Missouri River, & such principal stream of it as, by its course & communication with the water of th

Where did William Clark sail with Meriwether Lewis?

Before Lewis met up with Clark, he began the expedition on August 30, 1803 in Pittsburgh PA. Lt. William Clark would offer to join Lewis on the expedition weeks later on Octob

Were William Clark and Meriwether Lewis related?

There is no known family connection between Lewis and Clark, but this doesn't not mean there isn't one. Meriwether Lewis's family tree has been researched back through at leas

In 1803 Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to do what?

The expedition's goal as stated by President Jefferson was "to explore the Missouri River, & such principal stream of it as, by its course & communication with the water of th