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History of Early America Essay

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The Life of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia. He went to college at The College of William and Mary. Later, he studied law with George Wythe. Jefferson was elected into the Continental Congress on March 27, 1775. A year later, in 1776 he was chosen to help four other men write the Declaration of Independents. Thomas Jefferson was involved in things such as; law, and politics. He also was a statesman. He was elected Vice President under John Adams, which made him be the second in the history of the United States, in the year of 1797. He served as Vice President from 1797 to 1801. When Jefferson was elected President, he was only 57 year old. He was elected in 1801 right after…show more content…
The Expedition of Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark started their expedition in 1803. President Jefferson sent them to the west into the Louisiana Purchase to explore the unknown land. when they were on this magnificent journey they found a bunch of different species of animals and plants that didn’t grow in the nation that was already known. On the beginning of their journey, they went upstream, northwest of the Mississippi River to Fort Mandan. From there they got crops and shelter to prepare for their journey. After this they set out on their journey. On the Mississippi River they head for the Louisiana Territory. On August 20, 1804, Sergeant Charles Floyd died. The Crew buried his body on a hill in present day Iowa. In late August they found the Great Plains and a lot of elf and other animals. After they met many tribes of indians, an indian let us take his pregnant 16 year old wife named Sacagawea with them on this journey to help along the way. On the river was rapids and if it wasn’t for her they would have lost their food and supplies. On the journey, Lewis was making a map of the area, as well as a journal. They spotted a bear for the first time and they didn’t know what to do so, they ran as it chased after them. On February 11, 1805 Sacagawea gave birth to her son named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. This journey took these men two
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