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  1. William Clark

  2. Birth of a Explorer • Born on august 1 ,177o in Caroline ,county. he grew up on his family's plantation. • He had lack of school ,but had a tutor to teach him the things he needed .

  3. Parents and Family • His parents HAD part Scottish and English ancestry • His family owned a plantation in Virginia . they moved to Kentucky after the plantation closed

  4. Career • William Clark became an officer in the army and was under the commands of general Anthony wane • William Clark became friends with Meriwether Lewis in war and fought together

  5. Expedition • The expedition started in 1804 and Thomas Jefferson planned it. • Lewis and Clark had discovered more than 100 new animals unknown to science.

  6. Accomplishments • Lewis and Clark had accomplished many things. They crossed the area that no one knew about.

  7. Facts • During the expedition, Lewis and Clark drew over 140 maps on their own. • Lewis and Clark had the first fourth of July west of Mississippi

  8. Family • William Clark took care of Sacajawea's children when she died. HE and his wife treated them nicely. • William clark took care of sackagewas children when she died. Him and his wife treated them nicely

  9. Death • William Clark died on September 1,1838 in st. Louis , Missouri • It was a terrifying day and people came and circled