EL Civics for ESL Students

Gateway Arch Tour, Page 3

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Louisana Purchase Map

Who explored the Louisiana Territory?

  • Lewis Meriwether and William Clark were hired by President Thomas Jefferson in 1804 to explore the Missouri River and to find the most direct route to the Pacific Ocean. Their trip is called the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


Sacagawea Coin

Who is Sacagawea?

  • She was a young Shoshone Indian woman who contributed to the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by serving as a translator and guide. Her image is on special dollar coins.


Saint Louis, Missouri Aerial View

Can people see Saint Louis from the top of the Gateway Arch?

  • Yes, they can!


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