YorkIn 1804, President Thomas Jefferson helped the United States in purchasing the Louisiana Territory from the French. The size of the U.S. had doubled.
Americans did not know much about this land, and Jefferson wanted Lewis and Clark to explore the land. He wanted them to follow the Missouri River as far as they could and he wanted them to go to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, Lewis and Clark were to write down everything they saw and did in a journal.
Lewis and Clark have just returned from their journey west along the Missouri. Thomas Jefferson, the president, wants a report on what they observed and found along the way.
Use the following links to help you gather information about your journey.
Read about Lewis & Clark
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Lewis and Clark Across Missouri
Lewis and Clark on the History Channel
Louisiana Purchase on the History Channel
York- read about him here
Watch a video about York
York, The American Hero
Louisiana Purchase in a nutshell video