SAT Subject US History Practice Question 209: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 209

10. The Lewis and Clark expedition set out with all the following purposes EXCEPT:

A. finding a water route across North America to the Pacific Ocean
B. making accurate maps of the Louisiana Territory
C. establishing friendly relations with Native American tribes living in the Louisiana Territory
D. identifying appropriate sites for major cities to be founded and built
E. cataloging species of plants and animals as yet unknown in the United States

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

Lewis and Clark and their party were not concerned with establishing cities on the plains of the Midwest.

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