U.S History and Government
Molly Wheeler, Braden Messer, Logan Ruth, Elizabeth Vanweelden.
Connections with Land and Climate
Some ways that our history and land connect would be through the Louisiana Purchase. In 1803 the United States purchased this major piece of land from France for 15 million. This purchase doubled the size of our country and gave us control of the Mississippi River and access farther west. After the purchase President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Lewis and Clark to explore the newly purchased land since Americans had never traveled that far west.
These maps show the land the US owned throughout its history. The maps go from the original thirteen colonies to all 50 states today. We have had many different shapes and areas during our life as a country, which each have influenced how our government works and the powers it has had.
Terrorism was a major concern after September 11, 2001. In 2001 terrorists hijacked 4 passenger planes. Their plan was to crash all four of them into the world trades center, but only two of them actually made it and crashed into the world trades center.