Read Chapters 7-8 and the information included in Jeffersonâ€™s Message to Congress (1803) (http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=17&page=transcript). 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 (200 words minimum) that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student (100 words minimum). Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting.