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Louisiana Purchase April 30, 1803 – Robert Livingston & James Monroe signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris – The United States paid $15 million.

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2 Louisiana Purchase April 30, 1803 – Robert Livingston & James Monroe signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris – The United States paid $15 million for the land, roughly 4 cents per acre – The purchase added 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi to the United States – July 4 the Louisiana Purchase is publicly announced Original treaty can be found at: als_iv/sections/louisiana_purchase_treaty.html

3 Maps of the Louisiana Purchase The original maps can be found at:

4 Lewis and Clark Expedition January 18, 1803 – Jefferson asks Congress for funds to explore the land west of the Mississippi – His goal is to find a water route to the Pacific May 1804 – Meriwether Lewis and William Clark depart on the expedition Map of Lewis and Clark’s Route Original map can be found at:

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6 Lewis and Clark Expedition January 18, 1803 – Jefferson sends a secret message to congress regarding the Lewis and Clark Expedition – In this message Jefferson asks for permission to establish trading with the Indians – The original message can be found at: php?flash=true&doc=17

7 Second Inaugural Address Delivered on March 4, 1805 Stresses the importance of American neutrality in matters of foreign affairs Outlines the Louisiana Purchase and the processes by which the original inhabitants of the land will become citizens of the United States Stresses the importance of harmony amongst all inhabitants of America

8 Embargo Act of Renewal of the Napoleonic Wars between France and Great Britain America was once again trapped between the two nations Jefferson wanting to stay neutral proposed an embargo on all foreign trade This was highly unsuccessful and devastated the American Economy The Non-Intercourse Act of 1809 was put in place to repeal the unsuccessful Embargo Act


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