Time Line

1743

Thomas Jefferson born

1770

William Clark born

1773

Boston Tea Party

1774

Meriwether Lewis born

1775

Revolutionary War begins

1776

Continental Congress adopts Declaration of Independence

1783

Revolutionary War ends

1788

United States Constitution ratified; George Washington elected president

1789

William Clark joins militia

1792

Captain Robert Gray enters Columbia River

1794

Whiskey Rebellion; Meriwether Lewis joins militia

1800

Thomas Jefferson elected president

1801

Meriwether Lewis becomes President Jefferson's secretary

1802

President Jefferson asks Lewis to command Expedition to the west

1803

Louisiana Purchase; Lewis invites William Clark to join him in command of Expedition

1804

Jefferson re-elected; Vice President Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton

1804-1806

Lewis & Clark Expedition

May 14, 1804

Enters the Missouri River

May 21, 1804

Leaves St. Charles, Missouri

August 20, 1804

Sergeant Floyd's death

October 25, 1804

Reaches Mandan and Hidatsa Villages

April 7, 1805

Leaves Mandan and Hidatsa Villages

April 26, 1805

Junction of Yellowstone, Missouri Rivers

June 2, 1805

Junction of Missouri, Marias Rivers

June 13, 1805

Great Falls of the Missouri River

July 25, 1805

Three Forks of the Missouri River

August 30, 1805

Crossing the Bitterroot Mountains

October 18, 1805

Down the Columbia River

November 17, 1805

First sight of the Pacific Ocean

March 23, 1806

Return journey begins

July 4, 1806

Separation at Travellers Rest

July 27, 1806

Fight with Blackfeet

August 14, 1806

Return to Mandan and Hidatsa Villages

September 23, 1806

Return to St. Louis

1805

Louisiana Territory formed

1807

Lewis appointed Governor of Louisiana Territory

 

Clark appointed Brigadier General of Militia and Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Louisiana Territory

1808

Clark marries Julia Hancock

1809

Meriwether Lewis dies

1812

War of 1812

1813

Clark appointed Governor of Missouri Territory

1814

Journals of Lewis and Clark published

1826

Thomas Jefferson dies

1838

William Clark dies

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