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Lewis and Clark Expedition Essay In May 1804 Lewis and Clark went through many challenges on their expedition that today in the twenty-first century would never have been thought about Technology today would have been a big help for the two frontiersmen Another factor that held the expedition down was there means of transportation Although the expedition was indeed a success many advancements of this century would have helped the many hardships they faced while trying to explore the American West and the Pacific Northwest Today computers track almost every means of transportation If anyone today was to go on an expedition like Lewis and Clark did the whole thing would be mapped out by computers This 8000 mile adventure up the Missouri River crossing the Rocky Mountains and canoeing down the Snake and Columbia rivers to the Pacific Ocean was often confusing and tedious Many situations such as getting off course finding the nearest water supply places to stay for the night and the problems with mosquitos all could have been solved by the power of a computer or a call from a cell phone Although their French-Canadian fur traders wife Sacagawea was proven invaluable to the expedition today she would be almost useless because her main succession was finding needed supplies at critical moments On any expedition today helicopters would be able to fly in any needed supplies in a short period of time including transportation These many situations that could have easily been fixed today could have ruined Lewis and Clarks expedition which would have lessened expansion into Texas and the Southwest Lewis and Clarks expedition took almost two and a half years to complete Transportation in the 1800s included walking and mainly horses This disadvantage made the trip longer then needed When the men were faced with the situation of tracking over the Rocky Mountains Sacagawea gave the men horses that could have cost
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