Lewis And Clark Essay

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LEWIS AND CLARK The Louisiana territory was purchased on the 30th April 1803. It was a large area of undiscovered land. The US President gave mission to Lewis and Clark to explore the new land in order to discover elusive Northwest Passages and water routes to the Pacific. The purpose of this work is to favor and easy trades and diplomacies. They were also responsible to record and make scientific observations on the new territory, resources and activities along their journey. By detailing flora, fauna animals and natural resources, they could excavate valuable resources that are suitable for trade business and make big money. Furthermore, they could make contact with Native Americans and establish diplomatic and trading relationships with them. In conclusion, the purposes and objectives of the Expedition are all for the benefiting of trade and money making. During the ‘Corps of Discovery’, Lewis and Clark and their men faced many difficulties including geography, wildlife, weather and communication, etc. The men did have never experience in extreme geography like mountain climbing, quick rivers and waterfall back in the East, however, during their Expedition, most of their route continued up rivers and across the mountains. It made difficulties to find and get through their way. Furthermore, they had most of their journey outdoors. They need to face the changes of weather like sudden rain and wind. The weather made them difficult to go upstream rivers or to camp out. During winter, they even had to face freezing temperatures and snow. As East men, they never experience in these extreme weathers. It could be very dangerous to live under these weathers without any knowledge on how to protect and survive themselves in these conditions. Besides extreme weather, they would also need to deal with wildlife in outdoors. Dangerous

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