Treaty of cession: The dispute existed between the Russian Empire and Britain since 1821, and was inherited by the United States as a consequence of the Alaska Purchase in 1867. The final resolution favored the American position, and Canada did not get an all-Canadian outlet from the Yukon gold fields to the sea. Lewis and Clark Expedition: May 1804 to September 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States. Corps of Discovery: a specially-established unit of the United States Army which formed the nucleus of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that took place between May 1804 and September 1806. Sacagawea: a Lemhi Shoshone woman who, at age 16, met and helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition in achieving their chartered mission objectives by exploring the Louisiana Territory. Sacagawea traveled with the expedition thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean. Aaron Burr: an American politician and lawyer. He was the third vice president of the United States, serving during President Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in
the American Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. Twelfth Amendment: provides the procedure for electing the President and Vice President. It replaced the procedure provided in Article II, Section 1, Clause 3, by which the Electoral College originally functioned. “Old Republicans”: The tertium quids refers to various factions of the Democratic-Republican Party in the United States during the period 1804–1812. In Latin, tertium quid means "a third something". Quid was a disparaging term that referred to cross- party coalitions of Federalists and moderate Democratic-Republicans. Opposed any changes to the constitution. John Randolph: a planter and a Congressman from Virginia, serving in the House of Representatives at various times between 1799 and 1833, and the Senate from 1825 to 1827. He was also Minister to Russia under Andrew Jackson in 1830. “Implied Powers”: powers authorized by the Constitution that, while not stated, seem implied by powers that are expressly stated. Burr Conspiracy: a suspected treasonous cabal of US planters, politicians, and army officers in the early 19th century. The alleged cabal was led by Aaron Burr, the former Vice President of the United States. Barbary Pirates: Ottoman and Berber pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Salé, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.
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