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1 Thomas Jefferson and Western Expansion Thomas Jefferson and Western Expansion Robin Hieronymus HIS 115 07/09/2010 Thomas Deering
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2 Thomas Jefferson and Western Expansion Western Expansion During the presidency of Thomas Jefferson (1801-1808), the territory of the United States consisted of the following thirteen States: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. The federalists feared the West, but Jefferson viewed the West as means to preserve farmlands and gain independence back. America had been without their independence for almost half a century. Jefferson encouraged the Western Expansion as a means to open up the West to the farmers. The Western Expansion was later described as a "defensive expansion" as more land was acquired in defense against invasion. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Jefferson commissioned Lewis and Clark to map the Western territories. Napoleon
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2010 for the course HISTORY PSY 220 taught by Professor Thomasdeering during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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