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Lewis and Clark
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Exploration - Lewis and Clark



Exploration - Lewis and Clark

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     challenging words:    gain, exploration, marked, eventually, include, soil, west, able, land, belong, east, coast, important, also, explore, temperature
     content words:    United States, President Thomas Jefferson, Mississippi River, Louisiana Territory, Thomas Jefferson, Native Americans


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Exploration - Lewis and Clark
By Mary Perrin
  

1     When you look at a map, you will notice the United States includes all land from the east coast to the west coast or from "sea to shining sea." The United States did not always just have "states." At one time it had what was also called territories. Some territories belonged to the United States and other territories belonged to other countries.
 
2     President Thomas Jefferson wanted to gain more land for the United States. He wanted more land west of the Mississippi River. He wanted land that did not belong to the United States. The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803. Lewis and Clark were asked by President Thomas Jefferson to explore this new land. While exploring, they found animals and plants they had never seen before. They met Native .....
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