On February 28th, 1803, Thomas Jefferson gained approval from the congress for an expedition to find the route to the pacific.

On February 28th, 1803, Thomas Jefferson gained approval from the congress for an expedition to find the route to the pacific.

Inside the Corps -- Interactive Multimedia journey with the Lewis and Clark Expedition from PBS

Inside the Corps -- Interactive Multimedia journey with the Lewis and Clark Expedition from PBS

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; painted by Charles Willson Peale in 1807; left St Louis in May 1804

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; painted by Charles Willson Peale in 1807; left St Louis in May 1804

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