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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson's Administration, 1801-1809

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An Overview of Thomas Jefferson's Administration
An Overview of Thomas Jefferson's Administration
During Jefferson's two terms as President, the United States doubled in area with the purchase of the vast Louisiana Territory, America preserved its hard-won neutrality while Napoleon's armies battled most of Europe, and Congress passed a law banning the slave trade.

Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Life and Career
Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Life and Career
Thomas Jefferson's interests and talents covered an amazing range. He was one of the foremost architects of his time, a scientific farmer, an inventor, and a budding scientist. He was also twice Governor of Virginia, author of the Declaration of Independence, Secretary of State, Vice-President, President.

Louisiana Purchase
The Louisiana Purchase
was the most important event of Jefferson's administration. In this transaction, the United States bought 827,987 square miles of land from France for about $15 million. Eventually all or parts of 15 states were formed out of the region.

Harman Blennerhassett
Harman Blennerhassett
supposedly conspired with Aaron Burr and others to seize territories in the Southwest and Mexico and to establish an independent nation.

William Eaton
William Eaton
led a military expedition through North Africa during the Tripolitan War that had as its objective the placement of a U.S.-friendly pasha on the throne of Tripoli. Although the general expedition itself was successful, the war ended before the final objective could be met.

Edward Preble
Edward Preble
commanded a squadron in the Mediterranean Sea during the Tripolitan War.

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