Westward Expansion. William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. Louisiana Purchase. Good Deal: Paid France $15 million Doubled the size of the country Gained control of the Mississippi River Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Explored geography Created maps ( routes to the Pacific Ocean)
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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Reasons for Moving West
St. Joseph, Missouri
Other items the travelers brought with them included:
60 lbs. CoffeeBedding
100 lbs. SugarTools
200 lbs. LardClothing
40 lbs. Salt8 lbs. Pepper
Scores of wagons traveled over the same tracks. Usually, wagons traveled several columns across, and several wagons deep. A view from the sky would reveal perhaps a dozen or so tracks parallel to these.
Manifest Destiny – President James Polk believed in this doctrine
Did I “Polk” and provoke the war with Mexico? Maybe!
Who was allowed to vote?
Voting rules were eventually changed in the east.