The Journey of Lewis and Clark in United States History

The Journey of Lewis and Clark in United States History

by Judith Edwards


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The time was 1804. The place was the vast unexplored western frontier of the United States. The people were Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the explorers who made up the corps of Discovery. The assignment was to gather as much information as possible about the land, the people, the wildlife, and the resources of the territory. The reason-to gain firsthand knowledge of the newly acquired 828,000-mile Louisiana Territory for Thomas Jefferson, the president of the United States. In The Journey of Lewis and Clark in United States History, author Judith Edwards takes the reader along on the exciting expedition that opened the way for American expansion to the West. Detailing the achievements and mishaps of the Corps of Discovery, Edwards describes one of the most memorable adventures of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766060586
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: In United States History Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1 Preparing for Adventure 7

2 Setting the Stage for the Expedition 12

3 Running Up the Missouri 22

4 Winter at Fort Mandan 34

5 Of Bears and Buffalo 41

6 Horses and High Mountains Ahead 51

7 Ocean in View 59

8 Waiting Out Another Winter 64

9 The Return Trip 69

10 Aftermath and the Trail Today 75

Timeline 81

People of the Expedition 84

Chapter Notes 89

Further Reading 94

Index 95

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