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In this essay I will explain what I learned from the Corp of Discovery movie our class watched I will also tell my thoughts and comments on it I learned a lot from the movie and understand more about the expedition then I did ever before In the paragraphs that follow I will explain what I learned followed by my thoughts and comments The event that led mostly to this Corp of Discovery expedition was of course when the US bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars This freed up a lot of space for the United States Thomas Jefferson president at the time decided he wanted this land explored He wanted to explore the land way before it was sold to the US He at first was just going to send an expedition over as sort of what I would call a spy mission Then of course it turned into just a regular expedition because the US received this land Jefferson appointed Merriwheter Lewis as commander of the mission When Lewis found out he wrote straight to William Clark asking him to share in commanding this mission Clark agreed and they were set They actually had it pretty good in a couple of ways Lewis had the brain smarts of the group as Clark had the more outdoor smarts A keelboat was being built for the expedition and everything was set In the summer of 1803 Lewis traveled down the Ohio River where he picked up Clark and some new recruits The expedition officially started on May 14th 1804 38 men set off in a large keelboat on an expedition that would change US history forever During the first part of the expedition 1804 many new and important things happened as well as some sad things The Corp of Discovery first encountered two Indian groups by the names of the Oto and the Missouri They met with them and
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