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Chapter 2: Section 2. Vocabulary  Expedition  Meriweather Lewis  William Clark  Continental divide  Zebulon Pike.

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1 Chapter 2: Section 2

2 Vocabulary  Expedition  Meriweather Lewis  William Clark  Continental divide  Zebulon Pike

3 Why it Matters  Jefferson wants to reduce the size and power of the federal government. However, he increased the federal debt for security and posterity of the United States.

4 The Nation Looks West  Mississippi River was major travel and trade route for Ohio River Valley  Spain controlled Mississippi River with the port of New Orleans  Spain allowed travel for Americans (Pinckney treaty)  In 1801 Spain gives Louisiana Purchase to France (Napoleon)  Oh No!

5 Buying Louisiana  France was fearing a revolution in Haiti by Toussaint L’Ouverture  France needs money  Louisiana sold to USA for 15 million  This included city of New Orleans .05 acre  Doubled the size of USA

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7 Jefferson’s Dilemma  Many people felt that Jefferson had no power under the Constitution to purchase land  Under the authority to make treaties, Jefferson felt he DID have the right.  Congress later agrees

8 Lewis and Clark Explore the West  Goal to explore:  what this land has to offer  make trade with Native Americans  Find waterway to the Pacific  Started in St. Louis in Spring 1804 with 3 boats and 40 men

9 Into the Unknown  TbRk TbRk

10 Pike’s Expedition   Zebulon Pike explored Southern part of Louisiana Purchase  Tried to climb Pike Peak but only got 2/3 because of snow  Captured by Spanish and accused of as spies  Released after a few months  Did Spanish have a legitimate concern?


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