Mapping the West
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Mapping the West (ReadWorks)
What does the word exploration mean in this sentence?
Who led an exploration of the land west of the Mississippi River?
Who asked Lewis and Clark to lead an exploration of the western United States?
What were Jefferson’s three goals for Lewis and Clark’s trip?
Jefferson and other Americans expected that the west would be dangerous; ______, they expected there to be volcanoes and mammoths.
Did Lewis and Clark’s trip achieve Jefferson’s goals? Explain why or why not, using evidence from the passage.
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