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Jefferson was fascinated with the West and dreamed of the United States stretching across this entire continent. There were many different solutions such as having the Indians abandoning hunting and applying their time to the raising of livestock and multiplying trading houses among them. These actions will then be more useful for them and the public. The arguments he uses to help explain the Lewis and Clark expedition is that he had received experts helping writing it all down. He conducted experiments and explored the Missouri river basin.