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Passed during John Adam’s turbulent presidency, the Sedition Act of 1798 allowed for the criminal prosecution of groups or publications that criticized Adams' administration. After the election of 1800 resulted in a tie between Jefferson and Burr, Congress passed the 12 th Amendment which required electors to cast separate votes for president and vice president. The Haitian Revolution, which lasted from 1791 to 1804, was a successful slave revolt in France’s Saint Domingue that led to the establishment of Haiti as an independent nation. It roused significant fear within the United States about the possibly of slave rebellion. In 1803, the United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the nation and permanently ending the French presence in North America. President Jefferson hired Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory. The Lewis and Clark Expedition took place between May 1804 and September 1806. While some Natives accepted American efforts to “civilize” Native tribes, Shawnee brothers Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa advocated the rejection of white society, the revival of Native customs, and intertribal cooperation against white incursion and influence. The War of 1812 was caused by Britain’s attacks on American ships and impressment of American sailors.

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