Forgot your password?  
Study Guide

Undaunted Courage Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6 The Origins of the Expedition 1750 - 1802 Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 119 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Undaunted Courage.
This section contains 250 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Undaunted Courage Study Guide

Chapter 6 The Origins of the Expedition 1750 - 1802 Summary and Analysis

From the earliest days of colonization, the national interest had been captivated by the vast interior space. Many voyages of interior exploration were planned but virtually none had come to fruition. Jefferson had personally championed several attempts. On the most promising attempt, the noted adventurer Andry Michaux was selected. Jefferson raised funds through private subscription and Michaux commenced his voyage of exploration. Before getting far, however, Jefferson discovered Michaux was actually an agent of the French government, causing the entire exertion to be canceled. Because of these many unsuccessful experiences, Jefferson comes to believe that a voyage of national exploration would require the financial backing of the Federal Government.

In 1787, a British explorer reports crossing northern Alberta and reaching the Pacific coast near Columbia. Coupled with the recent retrocession of the Louisiana territory...

(read more from the Chapter 6 The Origins of the Expedition 1750 - 1802 Summary)

This section contains 250 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Undaunted Courage Study Guide
Copyrights
Undaunted Courage from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook