The Louisiana Purchase, The Lewis And Clark Expedition

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Jefferson As President When Jefferson was President he made two very important things happen in the United States. Those two very important things are He made the Louisiana Purchase and he launched the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jefferson was the third president of the United States. His nickname was man of the people. When he made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 he purchased more than 800.000 square miles of Louisiana territory. We bought it from France for about $15 million dollars. By buying this territory doubled the size of the United States. Because he just bought some of the Louisiana territory greatly expanded the United States. Jefferson wanted to explore both the new part of the country and the rest of the continent. He appointed…show more content…
Shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 consisting of a select group of the United States. Army volunteers under the command of captain Lewis and his close friend second Lieutenant Clark. Pike’s Expedition The Pike’s Expedition was a military party sent out by President Thomas Jefferson and authorized by the United States government to explore the south and west of the recent Louisiana Purchase. Pike ended up at Fort Bellefontaine in St. Louis, where General James Wilkinson was a governor of the Louisiana territory. He ordered Pike to find the northern source of the Mississippi River. His assignment was fairly broad he was to map out the territory, find suitable sites to build forts, negotiate with the indian tribes and report on british activity in the territory. Defeating the Barbary State The Barbary States were a collection of North African states, many of which practiced state-supported piracy in order to exact tribute from weaker Atlantic powers. Morocco was an independent kingdom, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli owed a loose allegiance to the Ottoman Empire. The United States fought two separate wars with Tripoli (1801–1805) and Algiers (1815–1816), although at other times it preferred to pay tribute to obtain the release of captives held in the Barbary
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