They went west across the Great Plains and reached the Arkansas River they

They went west across the great plains and reached

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They went west across the Great Plains and reached the Arkansas River, they followed it toward the Rocky Mts., where Pike spied the peak that would later bare his name- Pike’s Peak (Could not successfully climb it). Expedition then turned south to look for the Red River. Instead found the Rio Grande River (Spanish territory). Arrested by Spanish troops. Released in 1807. Did not find Red River but brought back information and descriptions of the Great Plains and the Rio Grande Valley. The effects of exploration The Lewis and Clark and Pike expeditions produced the first good maps of the Louisiana Territory (scientific and geographical information). Exploration also boosted interest in the fur trade. The impact on North Carolina The Louisiana Purchase alarmed many Southerners, including North Carolinians. As territories acquired by the Louisiana Purchase applied for admission to the Union, they might apply as free states, states that have banned slavery. (The purchase threatened to swing the balance in Congress if territories formed from the Louisiana Territory were admitted to the Union as free states). Doing so would throw the balance in Congress to free states, who might then move to ban slavery throughout the nation.
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ASSIGNMENT Assign p. 222 Section Assessment answer questions #1-4; Restate questions in answers; write all responses in complete sentences. Use specific details from the text/reading to support and explain answers. When finished turn into Mr. Sigmon Take a Comprehension sheet and start completing with the use of your notes and text.
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  • Spring '19
  • Mrs. Morales
  • Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Mississippi River, Louisiana territory

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