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Meriwether Lewis. By B en Black. childhood. Born august 18 1774 In A bemarle county V irginia which is present day Ivy Son of Lt. William Lewis and Lucy Meriwether. Young life. 1795 at 21 years old he joined the army Where he served until 1801

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Meriwether Lewis

By Ben Black


childhood

  • Born august 18 1774

  • In Abemarle county Virginia which is present day Ivy

  • Son of Lt. William Lewis and Lucy Meriwether


Young life

  • 1795 at 21 years old he joined the army

  • Where he served until 1801

  • On april 1 1801 he was apointed as an aide to Jefferson


exploration

  • Jefferson selected Lewis to lead the expedition

  • He got extra training and in 1803 he was told what his mission was to explore the new land all the way to the pacific

  • He asked for a companion which ended up being clark

  • They found a lot of new items on their adventures


Exploration Cont.

  • Such as hundreds of plants and new species

  • On august 11 1806 he was shot by his blind buddy named pierrecruz

  • Hampered the rest of the mission back to stlouis

  • He was rewarded 1600 acres for doing this and apointed governor of louisiana


DEATH

  • He died on october 10 1809

  • He was shot

  • He was found in a pool of his own blood


The end


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