Click on the links below to learn more about people who played important roles in the history of St. Louis and Westward Expansion.
African-American Life in St. Louis, 1804-1865
Lewis and Clark
Thomas Jefferson Biography of the third president of the United States.
Did You Know?
In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...