Maury Social Studies
The info on the Louisiana Purchase
The Louisiana Purchase
In Ms. Hollis's Social Studies class at MMS we are learning about the Louisiana Purchase. Napolion sold the land to America because he needed money to fight England. Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark with their crews to explore the new land. Lewis and Clark were two men who led an expedition with 50 other men to explore the new territory.
Lewis and Clark
Meriwether Lewis was selected by president Thomas Jefferson to lead an expedition with WIlliam Clark to explore the new territory. They had a 50 foot keelboat and two smaller boats with 50 men to accompany them. They also had help from a native American woman called Sacagawea.