Meriweather Lewis was born August 18, 1774 in Ladysmith, Virginia, and died October 11, 1809.
Meriweather Lewis sailed to St. Louis / the Mississippi River with William Clark.
Meriweather Lewis was president Thomas Jefferson's private secretary. He was in charge of the expedition to explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. He asked his friend William Clark to help.
Lewis and Clark together with their team of over 40 men, began their expedition at the city of St. Louis on May 14th, 1804.
Heres five interesting things i learned about him. 1. His journey was over 7,000 miles! 2. He explored the west Mississippi with Willam 3. He died in Tennessee. 4. Born on August 18, 1774 5. He worked for Thomas Jefferson.