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Lewis and Clark Expedition

  • By: Jeffrey J. Matthews
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Named for its two intrepid leaders, Meriwether Lewis (1774–1809) and William Clark (1770–1838), the Lewis and Clark expedition is the most famous journey of exploration in American history. The brainchild of President Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), the expedition was charged with ...

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