Why did president jefferson send lewis and clark out west?

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Because American's had little idea of what the lands west of the Mississippi river were like. The only small bits of information came from French trappers and traders and some Spanish and British explorers. Jefferson also funded the exposition to establish trade with the Native Americans and to find a waterway across the continent that spilled into the Pacific Ocean. He was also very fascinated about the geography and plant and animal life in the Western lands.

Why did President Jefferson send Lewis and Clark on an 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

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)

What animals did Lewis and Clark send to President Jefferson?

Gifts sent to Jefferson by the Lewis and Clark Expedition: (Note that Jefferson usually kept only some of the gifts, and sent most to the Charles Wilson Peale, artist, natu

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 th

What did Lewis and Clark send back to President 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. Th
In History of the United States

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