Event Summary

President Jefferson secures the Louisiana Purchase

Date

January 1803

Description

President Jefferson secures the Louisiana Purchase, effectively doubling the national domain; shortly thereafter dispoatches his secretary, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, to explore the region.

Lecture

Politics/Diplomacy/Policy

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Related Documents

Letter Authorizing the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Record ID

384