I think the U.S. should have more land. I think we are going to buy the Louisiana Territory.
The tan color states are the states that the U.S. controlled, and the U.S. bought the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803. The Louisiana Territory is the whitish color states.
Thomas Jefferson wanted to know what the new land he has bought was like and what it looked like. So he selected a group of volunteers under the command of Lewis and his close friend, Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory.
So later on, Lewis and Clark went on the journey and followed the rivers off west. As they went on, Lewis and Clark mapped and observed the land.
Lewis and Clark met with some indians and befriended them. The indians help them with what ever they needed. They also had help from an indian named Sacagawea, who went with them on the expedition.