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The Presidency of Jefferson Louisiana Purchase On October 20, 1803 the Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase agreement About doubled the size of the.

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2 The Presidency of Jefferson

3 Louisiana Purchase On October 20, 1803 the Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase agreement About doubled the size of the United States

4 Explores Head West  In 1803 Jefferson asked Congress to fund an expedition to scout the new territory in the west.  Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis to conduct the expedition  Lewis asked his friend William Clark to be his co- leader on the trip  Lewis and Clark selected about 50 frontiersman to join their “Corp of Discovery”

5 Lewis and Clark  Started in St. Charles Mo.  They started on their journey Up the Missouri River.


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