Lewis and Clark were commissioned by President Thomas
Jefferson to explore the Lousiana Territory shortly after its
purchase in 1803. The United States had purchased the 820,000
square miles for only $15 million.
The cafe table below links
to various sites which provide information about the expedition
of over 8000 miles. Use these connections for your research and
discover how about these two men who shared the responsibilities
of a long, adventurous haul in a span of 28 months.
Online since 1998, Discovering
Lewis and Clark, is a hyperhistory of in progress of the
expedition. This outstanding multimedia overview is enhanced
by at least one new interpretive event each month.