Read Chapters 7-8 and the information included in Jeffersonâ€™s Message to Congress (1803). Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
- Thomas Jefferson wrote this secret message to Congress about the Lewis & Clark expedition in 1803; what does it tell us about Jefferson’s views of westward expansion and Native Americans?
- What solutions does Jefferson propose to the friction between the fledgling republic and the Indian tribes of the West?
- What arguments does he use to explain the Lewis & Clark expedition?