• Undaunted Courage Excerpt
      The Stephen E. Ambrose book Undaunted Courage, tells the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This excerpt, Chapter 32, tells about how Willis “Congress” Alston was able to obtain House of Representatives passage of an appropriations bill requested by President Jefferson to pay certain Expedition expenses over strong Federalist opposition that was led by John Quincy Adams.
    • Willis “Congress” Alston Biographical Overview