The Lewis and Clark Expedition
By:Anais Aguilar
Sarahi Estrada
Brenda Velasco

After the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, President Jefferson set up the crops of discovery to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean and explore The Louisiana Territory. In 1804, Lewis and Clark set off from St.Louis on an expedition. This expedition would cover more than 7,700 miles with the help of more than 45 members. In November the explorers found Sacagawea, a Shoshone woman who had been captured by the Mandas and Hidatsas. Sacagawea leads the explorers and communicates with Native American tribes they meet along the way. Lewis collects more than 240 plants specimens along the expedition. Lewis and Clark sent a group back to the East with reports and specimens of newly discovered plants and animals. Months later, Lewis realizes that there is no water route to the Pacific Ocean. The members split up and decide to explore the Louisiana Territory more deeply. They reunite and set off back to St.Louis they informed that they had been benevolent with the Native Americans and had gained a plethora amount of geographic information. After the cognition of this fur traders and others started heading West. Since many Americans came to the West, they started taking the land from the Native Americans. They also had copious trading routes and water communications.