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The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Therese Shea
Publisher: New York : Britannica Education Publishing, in association with Rosen Educational Services, [2018]
Series: Westward expansion : America's push to the Pacific
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shea, Therese.
Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
New York : Britannica Education Publishing, in association with Rosen Educational Services, [2018]
(DLC) 2017016045
(OCoLC)981761628
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Therese Shea
ISBN: 9781680487688 168048768X
OCLC Number: 1013588293
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: An astounding agreement --
The controversy and the constitution --
Establishing an expedition --
Into the west --
The return adventure --
Glossary.
Series Title: Westward expansion : America's push to the Pacific
Responsibility: Therese M. Shea.

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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.

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