Biography Project-William Clark
Section 2 â€˘ Clark was born on August 1, 1770 in Carolina County (Moulton 642).
Section 3 â€˘ Clark was the youngest of six sons and the ninth in a family of ten (Moulton, 642).
Section 4 • Young William developed a special bond with his older brother “George Clark” (Santella, pg.11).
Section 5 • William Clark was an American solider, explorer, and governor of the Missouri Territory (“Clark, William”).
Section 6 â€˘ Jefferson demanded Lewis to lead the expedition and Lewis invited Clark to join (Moulton, 642).
Section 7 â€˘ In June of 1803 Lewis wrote William Clark a letter offering him co-command of the expedition (Santella, pg.14).
Section 8 â€˘ Lewis and Clark privately agreed to share the command of the expedition (Moulton, 642).
Section 9 • Lewis told Clark “There is no man on earth with whom I feel equal pleasure in sharing the honor of command as with yourself.” Clark accepted the offer (Santella, pg.1415).
Section 10 â€˘ Lewis and Clark had no road map for their trip. The best maps of the time showed only blank spaces in the west (Santella, pg.15).
Section 11 • The 33 year-old Clark led three canoes into the mouth of the Missouri river (“Clark, William”).
Section 12 • He was named the Corps of on an expedition North-Western Discovery (“Clark, William”).
Works Cited Clark, William â€œAmerica the beautifulâ€? Grolier Online 2011 Web 14 April 2011 Santella, Andrew Lewis and Clark Watts Library Canada 2001 Moulton, Gary E.