There were 5 key players in the Lewis and Clark expedition.
William Clark-He was picked by Lewis to help with the new corps discovery.
Meriwether Lewis- He was Jefferson's aid prior to the expedition but was put in charge for the long travel.
Thomas Jefferson- He was the president during all of this and he put together the whole thing for Lewis and Clark to do.
Sacagawea- She had experience in the wilderness and with Native American tribes which made their journey a lot easier because she knew the land.
Sergeant Charles Floyd-He was one of the first corps volunteers and was originally supposed to lead the expedition.
Lewis and Clark had a lot of accomplishments.
1. The whole journey was a total of 3,700 miles of walking through mountains and forests.
2. Lewis and Clark both mapped out a very large portion of North America.
3. They established trade with different Native American tribes which will help them in the future for sure.
Although they had good accomplishments they had some major hardships along the way.
1. One of their hardships were that they had to cross the Rocky Mountains with all of their things and animals.
2. Yes they did make trade with the Native Americans but they did have some encounters with them that could have jeopardised the whole expedition like attacks and fights.
3. They had to face all types of weather on their way too like rain, lightning,snow, and heat.
They discovered many plants and animals along the way.
The grizzly bear
The red fox
The route taken by Lewis and Clark state by state
Philadelphia, PA - Gettysburg, PA 140 miles
Gettysburg PA - Pittsburgh, PA
(via Harpers Ferry, West Virginia) 260 miles
Pittsburgh, PA - Cincinnati, Ohio 482 miles
Cincinnati, Ohio - Clarksville, Indiana / Louisville, Kentucky 101 miles
Clarksville, Indiana - Paducah, Kentucky 245 miles
Paducah, Kentucky - Wood River, Illinois 228 miles
St. Louis, Missouri - Kansas City, Missouri 277 miles
Kansas City, Missouri - Omaha, Nebraska 225 miles
Omaha, Nebraska - Yankton, South Dakota 176 miles
Yankton, South Dakota - Pierre, South Dakota 230 miles
Pierre, South Dakota - Bismarck, North Dakota 210 miles Bismarck, North Dakota - Williston, North Dakota (through New Town, North Dakota) 251 miles More info
Williston, North Dakota - Great Falls, Montana
( Lewis and Clark 1805 route) 421 miles More info
WILLISTON, ND to GREAT FALLS, MT THROUGH BILLINGS, MONTANA on to MISSOULA, MT
Williston, North Dakota - Billings, Montana
(1806 route - Yellowstone River) 332 miles More info
Billings, Montana - Great Falls, Montana
(through Bozeman, Three Forks, Helena) 335 miles More info
Great Falls, Montana - Missoula, Montana 170 miles More info
BILLINGS, MT to MISSOULA, MT THROUGH SALMON, IDAHO
Billings, Montana - Salmon, Idaho 375 miles More info
Salmon, Idaho - Missoula, Montana 140 miles More info
Missoula, Montana - Lewiston, Idaho 200 miles More info
Lewiston, Idaho - The Dalles, Oregon 269 miles More info
The Dalles, Oregon - Seaside, Oregon