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Early 19th Century America- On March fourth 1801 Thomas Jefferson was elected President of the United States of America Thomas Jefferson was a Republican Republicans strongly supported farmers and they wanted an agrarian nation An agrarian nation means some changes had to be made in the country The country needed strong trade with other countries and they also needed more land to farm on This led to the Louisiana Purchase The French owned a huge amount of land west of the United States Inside all of this land was the mouth of the Mississippi River New Orleans Because the Republicans wanted a farming nation America needed a port like New Orleans Jefferson didnt think that Napoleon would sell all of this land but he asked him anyway if he was willing to sell To his surprise Napoleon did want to sell this land because he needed more money for his fight with Great Britain So Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory and doubled the nations size This purchase was a mastermind move by Jefferson that let the farming nation trade using the whole Mississippi Another achievement of Thomas Jefferson was the exploration of the Louisiana Territory He hired Lewis and Clark to explore the uncharted territory He told them to search the land for a river passage to the Pacific Ocean Jefferson also told them to keep diaries and make maps This was Clarks task In May 1804 forty-four men set out on the expedition The travelers tried to be friendly with the Indians on their way When they reached North Dakota they hired the French trapper Toussaint Charbonneau and his wife Sacajawea to be guides and interpreters With them they traveled all the way to the Pacific
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