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Corps of Discovery-5th grade

  • Jefferson Apporval

    Jefferson Apporval
    U.S. President Thomas Jefferson sends a secret message to Congress asking for approval and funding of an expedition to explore the Western part of the continent.
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    Preparing for Expedition

    Men were selected and equipment was packed
  • The Expedition Begins

    The Expedition Begins
    Originally, President Jefferson asked Congress to appoint ten men for the group he called Corps of Discovery. At this point there were not ten but instead around 45 men. The captain of this group was Meriweather Lewis and co-captain William Clark.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of land by the United States from France. It was made up of about 828,000 square miles that was taken from the French territory of Louisiane in 1803. The United States paid about 15 million dollars which would make each acre the price of roughly 4 cents!
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    Actual expedition of the Corps of Discovery
  • Embarkement

    Embarkation from St. Louis for voyage up
    the Missouri.
  • First Independence Day

    First Independence Day
    The Corps of Discovery observed the first Independence Day in the West at present-day Atchison,KS and named Independence Creek, which they camped near.
  • Death of Sergeant Floyd

    Death of Sergeant Floyd
    Death of Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only member of the Corps to die on the expedition; first council with Indians (Missouri and Oto tribes)
  • Council

    Council with Teton Siox