westward expansion


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  • 1803-louisiana purchase President Thomas Jefferson buys the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million. This doubles the size of the United States and provides a large area to the west of the country for expansion.
  • 1805-lewis and clark reach the pacific ocean Explorers Lewis and Clark map out areas of the Louisiana Purchase and eventually reach the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1830-indian removal actCongress passes a law to move Native Americans from the Southeast to the west of the Mississippi River.
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