Read Chapters 7-8 and the information included in Jefferson’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?
You are required to submit an initial posting that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student. Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting.
Minimum word counts for this assignment are as follows: Initial Post = 200 words; Peer Response = 100 words. These are minimum word counts–you can write more. Be aware that only your answers count to the word counts (retyping questions into your post does not count toward the word count).
Be sure that you fully address the questions, providing detailed analysis and historical context. Do not cut-and-paste from sources, but instead use your own words to answer in both the initial post and peer response.