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The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Documenting the Uncharted Northwest

recounts the expedition's crossing of the Lemhi Pass and Lolo Trail, and the time spent at Fort Clatsop near the Pacific Ocean. Although the Corps of Discovery did not realize its dream of finding a water route to the Pacific Ocean, the expedition overcame many obstacles and dangers to open the Northwest to the influence of the U.S., established relations with American Indian tribes, and gathered useful scientific documentation. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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The United States in 1800 -- adapted from the 1800 and 1810 U.S. territorial growth maps in the National Atlas of the United States of America, U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey, Washi

United States in 1800

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