What dream did Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis share?

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Who was Meriwether Lewis?

He was one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition intothe northwest in 1803. He was also an army captain who wasoriginally appointed by Thomas Jefferson.

How did Thomas Jefferson prepare Lewis and clark for their trip?

First, Jefferson requested $2500 from Congress to pay for the costs of the trip. Meriwether Lewis who had been appointed to the rank of Captain, was designated as the expedition "scientist". Prior to the expedition, Jefferson sent Lewis to Philadelphia for intense training by physician Benjamin Rush (MORE)

What instructions did Thomas Jefferson give Lewis and Clark?

Jefferson's instruction to Lewis were: "Beginning at the mouth of the Missouri, you will take observations of latitude and longitude at all remarkable points on the river, & especially at the mouths of rivers, at rapids, at islands & other places & objects distinguished by such natural marks & cha (MORE)

How was Thomas Jefferson involved in the Lewis and Clark expedition?

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 the challenge. The Louisiana Purchase would later alter the character of the planned expedition from an exploration of Frenc (MORE)

What did Meriwether Lewis do?

He was the Co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. . Meriwether Lewis was chosen, with William Clark, to lead an American overland expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1804. (Who2 Biography). For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links sect (MORE)

What gifts did Lewis and Clark give to Thomas Jefferson?

Gifts sent to Jefferson by the Lewis and Clark Expedition: 1.) Horned lizard from the Osage plains 2.) A prairie dog (which they spent a day catching, and managed to arrive to Washington D.C. alive) 3.) 4 magpies 4.) a grouse Note that Jefferson usually kept only some of the gifts, and s (MORE)

How did Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson share the presidency?

Aaron Burr was Vice President under Thomas Jefferson. Burr, Aaron (1756-1836), American politician and adventurer. Dynamic and ambitious, he built a strong political following and rose to the office of vice president of the United States (1801-1805). But he is remembered more for his duel with Al (MORE)

How long was Meriwether Lewis schooled?

From about age thirteen in 1787 to age 18 in 1793 Lewis attended school. Lewis began his education at a local school taught by Parsons William Douglas and Matthew Maury. He then studied with Dr. Charles Everitt and then transferred to Rev. James Waddell in 1790. Lewis finished his formal education w (MORE)

What year did Thomas Jefferson support Lewis and Clark expediton?

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 the challenge. The Louisiana Purchase would later alter the character of the planned expedition from an exploration of Frenc (MORE)

When did Thomas Jefferson send out Lewis and Clark?

In January of 1803, Jefferson requested $2500 from Congress to pay for the costs of the trip. Thomas Jefferson then commissioned Capt. Meriwether Lewis (his presidential aide) to explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. Before Lewis met up with Clark, he began the expedition on August 30, 18 (MORE)

Were Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis friends?

Yes, they were friends. Thomas Jefferson was good friends with Lewis's father, who died in the Revolutionary War. They were neighbors for many years, and when Jefferson became president, he made Meriwether Lewis his personal secretary.

What was Meriwether Lewis known for?

He was an American explorer, soldier and administrator. He is best known for being the leader of the "Lewis and Clark Expedition" which explored the Louisiana territory.

What were the names of Meriwether Lewis' parents?

Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774 on a plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia at the home of his parents Charles and Lucy Meriwether Lewis on the Locust Hill plantation www. lewis andclarktrail.com/elearning lewis .htm

When was Meriwether Lewis' funeral date?

There had never been a Funeral, until October 7th 2009. The date is correct, 2009. In celebration of Meriwether Lewis' 200th anniversary there was a reenactment memorial and funeral service conducted at the Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument Site in Lewis County Tennessee on Wednesday October the 7t (MORE)

What gift did Lewis and Clark give to Thomas Jefferson?

Lewis and Clark spent an entire day trying to capture a prairie dog, after they encountered their first prairie dog city which covered some four acres on September 7, 1804. The following April they sent one live prairie dog to Jefferson with the small party that returned downriver to St. Louis. Rema (MORE)

What role did Thomas Jefferson play in the Lewis and Clark expedition?

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 the challenge. The Louisiana Territory had been a land purchase transaction by the United States of America of 828,800 squar (MORE)

Why did Thomas Jefferson support the Lewis and Clark expedition?

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 the challenge. The Louisiana Purchase would later alter the character of the planned expedition from an exploration of Frenc (MORE)

What did Lewis and Clark send back to Thomas Jefferson?

Lewis and Clark spent an entire day trying to capture a prairie dog, after they encountered their first prairie dog city which covered some four acres on September 7, 1804. They killed one, then captured another alive by pouring a great quantity of water down its hole. The following April they sent (MORE)

Why did Thomas Jefferson send Lewis and clark on their expedition to the west?

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 the Pacific ocean may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent, for the purposes of commer (MORE)

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 and military leader, which were qualities needed for such a task as exploring the territory. Jefferson had to choose someone (MORE)

Was Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson's secretary?

No he was not, Lewis was appointed in 1801 only as an aide to Jefferson, whom he knew personally through Virginia society. Originally, he was to provide information on the politics of the United States Army, but when Jefferson began to formulate and to plan for an expedition across the continent, he (MORE)

Did Thomas Jefferson ask Lewis and Clark to look for dinosaurs?

While he did not ask Lewis and Clark to look for dinosaurs, he did ask them to examine the remains of any animal they found to be rare or extinct. In other words, any fossils and/or bones. Here are Jefferson's words: " Other objects worthy of notice will be the soil & face of the country, it's gr (MORE)

What did Thomas Jefferson want Lewis and Clark to do on the expedition?

Jefferson's instruction to Lewis were: " Beginning at the mouth of the Missouri, you will take observations of latitude and longitude at all remarkable points on the river, & especially at the mouths of rivers, at rapids, at islands & other places & objects distinguished by such natural marks & c (MORE)

Thomas Jefferson instructed Lewis and Clark to do what during their trip?

Jefferson's instruction to Lewis were: " Beginning at the mouth of the Missouri, you will take observations of latitude and longitude at all remarkable points on the river, & especially at the mouths of rivers, at rapids, at islands & other places & objects distinguished by such natural marks & c (MORE)

How much did Thomas Jefferson pay Lewis and Clark?

Meriwether Lewis was paid $40 a month, because of his higher rank and William Clark received $30 per month. There is a listing for pay for enlisted men ($5 a month), and sergeants ($8) a month. Drouillard, the hunter and interpreter, made $25 a month.

Was Meriwether Lewis a Democrat or Republican?

The modern Democratic Party wasn't formed until 1828, or 19 years after Meriwether's death by suicide. However, that party had historic roots back to 1792. While the main parties then were "Democratic-Republican" and "Federalist", President Thomas Jefferson was of the "Democratic-Republican" party. (MORE)

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 the Pacific ocean may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent, for the purposes of commer (MORE)

What clothes did meriwether Lewis wear?

Clothing 15 Match Coats with Hoods & belts 15 Woolen Overalls 15 Rifle Frocks of waterproof Cloth if possible 30 Pairs of socks or half stockings 20 Fatigue frocks or hunting shirts 30 Shirts of strong linen 30 yds. Common flannel Lewis and Clark wore field dress uniforms, which (MORE)

Did Thomas Jefferson send Lewis and 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 the challenge. The Louisiana Purchase would later alter the character of the planned expedition from an exploration of Frenc (MORE)

How old is Meriwether Lewis?

Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774 and died on October 11, 1809. Meriwether Lewis would have been 35 years old at the time of death or 240 years old today.

What was Meriwether Lewis cildren?

Meriwether Lewis had no kids. He was thought to have committed suicide. He had a gunshot through his head. He committed suicide because he asked a women to marry him when she said no. She said no because she thought that he would not survive the trip and die. Which she was almost right because he al (MORE)