Thomas Jefferson: The Lewis And Clark Expedition

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According to Wikipedia, Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of United States of America from the year of 1801 to 1809. Besides being the President of United States he was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and was also known as the American Founding Father for his promotion on ideals of republicanism and rights of individuals in the United States. His major events in his presidency during 1801 to 1809 includes the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark expeditions (1804-1806).

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1734 in a farmhouse in Shadwell and died on July 4,1826. As a political philosopher, Jefferson was the man of wisdom and he knew many intellectual leaders from Britain and France. He idealised the independent Yeoman farmers who cultivates their own land as exemplary of republican virtues despite himself being a plantation owner . Besides that, Jefferson supported that the state and church should be separated to keep the government free from disagreements and religion free from corruption by the government. He founded the Jeffersonian Democracy which the democracy was a large political party which consists of local and state …show more content…

The Lewis and Clark expedition was the first America expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States which making their way westward through the continental divide to Pacific Coast. The expedition was commissioned shortly after the Louisiana purchase and was led by Jefferson and the journey lasted from May 1804 to September 1806. The purpose of the expedition was to explore and map newly acquired territory and find a practical route across the Western had of the continent and establish an American presence in the territory before Britain and European powers tried to claim

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