The Journals of Lewis and Clark Topics for Discussion

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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Discuss how it is possible to prepare an expedition to the unknown. Can you make a list of what you will need? What do you need to learn before you leave?

Did the "democratic" leadership of Lewis and Clark play a role in the success of the Corps' expedition? Does democracy increase the chances of success of an enterprise involving a team of persons?

The white men and the Indians of America had a radically different conception of the world and of what it should be. How did these differences affect the expedition? List several instances of the effect of these cultural differences and the method used by Lewis and Clark to circumvent them.

Is diplomacy a useful skill in exploration? Discuss the relationship between the politics of white America and the diplomatic techniques used by Lewis and Clark during their long journey across the continent.

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