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History in a Nutshell: Lewis and Clark Expedition--Introduction (Part 1)

7 minutes 47 seconds

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This episode outlines Americans' desire to explore the then unknown west of the early 1800's. President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 and recruited his own personal secretary Meriwether Lewis to pick a team of men to make a journey to the Pacific Ocean. Part of the "History in a Nutshell" series.

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Runtime: 7 minutes 47 seconds

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