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President Thomas ______________________ commissioned Lewis to head an expedition to explore the newly-bought Louisiana Territory. This was the first official ______________________ to cross the ______________________ to the Pacific ______________________. Lewis chose his old ______________________ Clark as co-leader of the expedition.
On May 14, _______________, 45 men in three ______________________ left St. Louis, Missouri, heading west on the Missouri River. Half of the men went on the entire trip to the Pacific and back; the other ______________________ turned back to bring maps and scientific specimens back to the President.
Lewis and Clark were joined in North Dakota by the Shoshone ______________________ guide, and interpreter Sacajawea (1788-1812) and her ______________________ son, called Jean Baptiste (his nickname was ______________________). She traveled with the group west to the Pacific and back to North ______________________.
______________________ and Clark' returned as heroes. Their journey took 2 ______________________, 4 months, and 10 days; they covered over 8,000 ___________________. Their expedition was the first to describe the grizzly bear and the prairie ______________________.
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