Primary Sources of Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark and Exploring the Louisiana Purchase, 1st Edition

  • Alicia Z. Klepeis
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502626330
  • ISBN-13: 9781502626332
  • DDC: 917.804
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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When President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from cash-strapped France in 1803, he doubled the size of the United States without really knowing what he was getting. He dispatched Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery to explore a territory that would include part or all of fifteen future states and to seek a water route to the West Coast. Westward expansion began immediately, all for the bargain price of 15 million dollars. This book richly explores this fascinating part of history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Expanding the Country.
1: Growing the Nation.
2: Conquering Challenges.
3: Meeting Goals.
4: From Sea to Shining Sea.
Further Information.
About the Author.