In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson probably made the best real estate deal in American history with the Louisiana Purchase. This was a bold acquisition that doubled the size of the country and needed exploring. Jefferson turned to Meriwether Lewis and William Clark for this mission. Their primary objective was to find the long sought after waterway to the Pacific, called the “Northwest Passage”, and although this was a major objective, it was not the only one, and this part of the story created an intriguing adventure with Nature, Native Americans and other Nations. This lecture will highlight their objectives, and look at what the “Corp of Discovery” accomplished, and the impact it has had on the nation. A recommended reading list and handout will be provided, and there will be a question and answer session after the lecture.
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