Where Did Sacagawea Join the Corps of Discovery? And Other Questions about the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Where Did Sacagawea Join the Corps of Discovery? And Other Questions about the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Linda Gondosch
     
 

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When President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803, the size of the United States almost doubled. Suddenly, the country stretched from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Rocky Mountains. But no one knew much about the new territory. Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore it and report on what they found.

What would

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When President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803, the size of the United States almost doubled. Suddenly, the country stretched from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Rocky Mountains. But no one knew much about the new territory. Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore it and report on what they found.

What would they need for their journey? How would they cross high waterfalls, snowy mountains, and raging rivers? Who would help them speak and trade with Native Americans along the way?

Discover how Lewis and Clark overcame these and other challenges while collecting important scientific information and carefully mapping unknown lands. Find out how their courageous expedition opened the West for expansion, trade, and development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761352266
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Six Questions of American History Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Gondosch has written eight books for children, including a picture book, early chapter books, and middle grade fiction. Gondosch has raised four children and now lives with her husband in Hebron, Kentucky, near the Ohio River. She has taught in college and high school, and she also substitute taught in elementary school. She toured Italy in 2008 and loves to visit historic sites.

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