Lewis and Clark also were great explorers, but they didn't look for gold. They came to explore the Americas new territory, as requested by Thomas Jefferson. Lewis and Clark faced many dangers or con's such as dealing with natives or new people, new terrain, and unknown land but the pros still far outweighed the cons. Lewis and Clark had a lot to worry about, but with their crew to help them and the discovery of Sacajawea along the way the journey was just worth the struggle. Sacajawea helped Lewis, Clark, and the crew communicate with the natives and hopefully from alliance, but that didn't always work. Along the way Lewis and Clark learned about hundreds or new plants, animals, and paths. The food was scarce, the weather was rainy or cold, the terrain was difficult, but they still found the Pacific although missing the northwest passage because it doesn't exist. The Lewis and Clark expedition helped form alliance with some natives and also brought a new map which helped other Americans navigate and live on the land. If Lewis and Clark were around today I think they would say that if something is difficult, don't lose your patience, because difficulty means it's worth working for.