Why did president jefferson send government officals james monroe and robert livingston overseas in 1803?
the correct answer is b. the spread of epidemic diseases.
it would with the trading and people didn't have to go all the way around cape horn!
the answer to your question is “true”
john jacob astor established trade and trading posts throughout north america.
however, his most famous trading post was on the columbia river at fort astoria, which became the first major american trading post on the pacific coast.
astor profited handsomely from the fur trade and was wildly wealthy.