Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Youth 1774 - 1792 | Chapter 2 Planter 1792 - 1794 Abstract
* Lewis is born in 1774 in Virginia to a plantation family of military accomplishment.
* A significant friend of his family is Thomas Jefferson, an owner of a nearby plantation.
* Lewis grows up an active and inquisitive boy, who gets a formal education.
* At nineteen, Lewis takes over management of the...
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