I have bought the louisiana territory. Therefore, my country grows.
you've chosen wisely Mr. President.
“Great beauty...variety of game...deer seemed plentiful...abundance of wild raspberries....
Lewis and Clark
This is of the at most useless land.
President Thomas Jefferson was looking for ways to expand the United States territory.French have been fighting wars with Great Britain and were desperate for money.
What good person would prefer a country covered with forests and ranged by a few thousand savages to our extensive Republic?
“Great beauty...variety of game...deer seemed plentiful...abundance of wild raspberries.
First American to travel by land.Described Kansas as a desert --thought land was worthless.
Indian Removal Act
Traveled by steamboat.On a map, Long labeled the area to become Kansas as “The Great American Desert”.This view of Kansas as a desert stuck, and it influenced the US government’s settlement policies for years to come.
The Great American Desert
“What good man would prefer a country covered with forests and ranged by a few thousand savages to our extensive Republic, studded with cities, towns, and prosperous farms embellished with all the improvements which art can devise or industry execute, occupied by more than 12,000,000 happy people, and filled with all the blessings of liberty, civilization and religion?”
Forced East American Indians to relocate to Kansas and other areas.