The Louisiana Purchase
By Madi Griffin
After the purchase was made, Jefferson was eager to explore the united States' new territory. So he sent Lewis and Clark on an expedition to explore the new territory. In 1804, they left St. Louis and began the expedition. Their main goal was to find a water way from the US to the Pacific Ocean, and explore as much as possible. During their expedition, they encountered many Native Americans. Along the way, Lewis and Clark met Sacagawea, a Shoshone woman, and she came with them as a guide. Finally, when winter had came, they found the Pacific Ocean and stayed until the winter passed. In 1806 they returned back east and brought back with them new information about this new area. This expedition expired many Americans to move westward.