On This Day: Lewis & Clark Expedition

On May 14, 1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark launched their expedition to explore the Northwest. President Jefferson had commissioned them to survey this new land that was obtained by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. View the following videos to learn more about the purpose, events, and legacy of their journey.

Mission of Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs speaks about the nature of the mission of Lewis and Clark.