Which of the following was the goal of the Lewis & Clark Expedition?
a) Find the Fountain of Youth
b) Explore the Seven Cities of Gold
c) Explore the North Pole
d) Find a water route across America to the Pacific Ocean
d) Find a water route across America to the Pacific Ocean.
Before Thomas Jefferson became
president, he tried three times to organize expeditions to the
land west of the Mississippi River. In 1803, Jefferson became
President of the United States, and he formed this expedition.
The official name of the expedition was the Corps of Discovery.
It was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The goal of
the Lewis and Clark Expedition was to find a water route across
America to the Pacific Ocean. As Jefferson stated, the aim of
the expedition would be to explore the Missouri River to find
"the most direct and practicable water communication across the
continent for purposes of commerce."
Sacagawea was a member of
the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She served as an interpreter,
diplomat, and peace symbol.
you know Juan Ponce de León tried to find the
Fountain of Youth, Francisco Coronado looked for the Seven Cities
of Gold, and Henry Hudson searched for a passage from England
to the Far East through the North Pole? Read more about these
explorers in the IMA
Hero Explorers Reading Program.
about the Lewis and Clark Expedition
the Lewis and Clark Books