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Life in 1803 Lewis (middle class) lacked the higher education & wealth of the upper class Public schools did not exist Rich planters were often educated by boarding with teachers-usually preachers Farms were far apart, men such as Lewis acquired distinct wilderness skills

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Life in 1803 lewis middle class lacked the higher education wealth of the upper class

Life in 1803

Lewis (middle class) lacked the higher education & wealth of the upper class

Public schools did not exist

Rich planters were often educated by boarding with teachers-usually preachers

Farms were far apart, men such as Lewis acquired distinct wilderness skills

Lewis was a great horseman, hunter, and hiker

The Middle Class was expected to know the social refinements of the rich planters

Many like Lewis sought adventure, and joined the army as a result

Geographic Knowledge

Know Eastern U.S.

Atlantic Ocean

Appalachian Mts.

Only 4 roads over the Appalachian Mts.

Great Lakes

Ohio & Mississippi River Systems

6 weeks to get from the Mississippi River to the eastern seaboard

Mouth of the Missouri River

The Great Bend of the Missouri

The Mouth of the Columbia River


Rumors of the west

Rumors of the West

  • Woolly mammoths, Peruvian llamas, blue-eyed Welsh-speaking Indians

  • A NW Passage

  • A landmass of erupting volcanoes and mountains of undissolved salt.

  • unicorns, seven-foot-tall beavers, and friendly, slim-waisted buffalo.

  • California is an island.

  • The Rocky Mountains to be narrow and undaunting smaller than the Appalachians


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