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Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark

Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark

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Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark People

Who Made It Happen

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America for the central role he played in drafting the Declaration of Independence. During the America...

Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) was a young army officer appointed by Thomas Jefferson to lead the Corps of Discovery on its 1804-1806 round-trip journey across the unknown continent to the Pacific. U...

William Clark

William Clark (1770-1838), a lifelong military man, was asked by his friend Meriwether Lewis to serve as co-leader of the Corps of Discovery on its 1804-1806 round-trip journey across the continent...

Robert Livingston

Robert Livingston (1746-1813) was a New York political leader of the Revolutionary era. He may be best known for serving on the five-man committee (alongside Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin...

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a French military officer who rose through the chaos of the French Revolution to become Emperor of France. In the first two decades of the nineteenth century, Nap...

Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) was a plantation slave in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue. After slaves on the island launched an uprising in 1791, Toussaint liberated himself, then...


Sacagawea (1787-1812) was a young Shoshone Indian woman who, while pregnant with her first child, accompanied the Lewis & Clark expedition on their journey to the Pacific. Traveling alongside her h...

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