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Web links for this program are listed below. Text-based resources are listed in the Program 6 Bibliography.

Lewis & Clark

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail home page
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Home Page. Provides links to a brief history of the expedition, portraits of Lewis and Clark and a page of related links.

Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Biographical and historical information about the Lewis & Clark expedition. Includes historians' ideas about the meaning of the expedition and its relevance to 21st century America.

Lewis and Clark in Montana
An introduction to Lewis and Clark's travels in Montana with links to a map, events, and information on the different Indian tribes of the area.

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation site. Link to an illustrated history of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Today in History: August 18
An illustrated history of Meriwether Lewis and the Lewis and Clark expedition with related links.

Discovering Lewis and Clark
A comprehensive overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition illustrated with selections from the journals of the expedition, photographs, maps, moving pictures, and sound files.

Exploring the West from Monticello: Chapter 4
Provides information on historical maps of the West up to those of Lewis and Clark.


People in THE WEST - Sacagawea
A history of Sacagawea and her involvement with the Lewis and Clark expedition. Includes related links.

Sacagawea: Guide to the West?
A biography of Sacagawea. Includes her involvement in the Lewis and Clark expedition, the debate over the spelling of her name and her place on the one dollar coin, as well as providing related links.

PBS Online - Lewis and Clerk - Inside the Corps.
A biography of Sacagawea.

The Louisiana Purchase

America's Historical Documents: The Louisiana Purchase Treaty
Provides an image of the actual Louisiana Purchase Treaty, April 30, 1803, plus links to the textual transcription of the three agreements.

The Avalon Project: Louisiana Purchase; 1803 and Associated Documents
Provides links to the text of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and associated documents.

The Louisiana Purchase Treaty
Provides the text to the formal treaty of cession.

Today in History: October 20
A history of the Louisiana Purchase with related links.

Thomas Jefferson

The American Experience | The Duel | People & Events | Jefferson
An outline of Jefferson's role in the Louisiana Purchase.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHS Home Page
Includes a brief background on the birth of Abraham Lincoln with information about the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site.

Lincoln Home NHS Homepage
The Lincoln Home NHS Homepage. Provides links to a Lincoln chronology, information on Lincoln's family and individual biographies, information on Lincoln's homes, essays on Lincoln's life, etc.

Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton, Engineer and Artist
A in-depth biography of Robert Fulton with a portrait and illustrations.

Robert Fulton--NSH Statue
An image of a statue and a brief biography of Fulton.

Robert Fulton
A profile of Fulton with a portrait and illustrations of his canal transport designs.

Erie Canal

The Erie Canal
An illustrated history of the Erie Canal with related links.

No. 36: The Erie Canal
The story of the Erie Canal with illustrations.

1825 - The Erie Canal
A painting of the opening of the Erie Canal.

Eli Whitney

The Eli Whitney Museum
The Eli Whitney Museum home page. Provides a link to an illustrated biography of Eli Whitney as well as to information about the museum, its galleries and exhibits.

Eli Whitney
A brief biography and a portrait of Eli Whitney.

Africans in America/Part 3/Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin
A brief history of the cotton gin with an illustration and related links.

Teaching With Documents: Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin
Information on Eli Whitney's patent for the cotton gin with links to documents and teaching activities.


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