Westward Expansion: America's Push to the Pacific: The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1st Edition

  • Therese M. Shea
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  • ISBN-10: 168048768X
  • ISBN-13: 9781680487688
  • DDC: 917.804
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, a vast land that doubled the size of the United States. Jefferson soon appointed Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the western territory and find a route to the Pacific Ocean. The adventures of this expedition are some of the most exciting of American history. Both of these chapters of western expansion in the United States, important components of the social studies curriculum, are illuminated in this engaging volume, full of helpful maps, vibrant images, and fascinating historical facts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Astounding Agreement.
2: The Controversy and the Constitution.
3: Establishing an Expedition.
4: To the Pacific.
5: The Return Adventure.
For Further Reading.