Key Players in the Corps of Discovery's expedition
amountThe Lewis and Clark expedition was an accomplishment in itself with President Jefferson, William Clark, and Meriwether Lewis having to organize the whole thing and look for people that could help and had the right skills and attributes to help. But aside from putting the whole expedition together, there were many other accomplishments. Here are three important ones. First, an accomplishment that was very important was the many treaties the Corps made with western Indian tribes and nations. This was an important accomplishment because Lewis and Clark didn't want to be cut off by hostile Indian tribes that they didn't make a peace treaty with because then their journals and specimens couldn't make it back to Washington and the whole expedition would have been in vain. Also the United States of America didn't want to go to war with Indians from the west. A second accomplishment of the Lewis and Clark expedition was that they made notes and maps of the topography. This might not sound like something that is special or influential but it was. These topographical maps were used by settlers, fur traders, mountain men, and gold seekers in California. If these maps were never made the journey to the west for these other people would have been extremely more dangerous and the rate of death would have been tremendously higher. Last but not least the last accomplishment of the Lewis and Clark expedition was that they made major leaps in the scientific field of biology. They noted a tremendous amount of new plant and animals species. This accomplishment also doesn't sound as influential as it is though. Since the government knew about these new species, they could advise settlers where to go and what to bring so the west could be settles safely and successfully. There were many more accomplishments but those were just three.