Explain why the Lewis and Clark expedition, carried out under the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, cost more than it was supposed to.
Thomas Jefferson, who died with $100,000 in personal debt, may not have been the most exact in terms of monetary estimation, although it still seems he may have intentionally downplayed the estimated expenditures when he went to Congress with his plan to send Lewis, Clark and a supporting cast to explore the West as his statement to Congress seems to indicate:
Their arms & accouterments, some instruments of observation, & light & cheap presents for the Indians would be all the apparatus they could carry, and with an expectation of a soldier's...
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