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  • On April 30, 1803, the Americans bought Louisiana from the French for $11.25 million. The Americans sent Robert Livingston to negotiate the offer and the Americans ended up purchasing the land. 
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition was from May 14, 1804 to September 23, 1806. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was an expedition in which Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the land out west and explore the Mississippi River. 
  • On September 11, 1814 the British had 15,000 well trained soldiers advance south from Montreal to New York. When the British got there the new American Naval Fleet pushed them back and won the battle defensively.  This battle is known as the Battle of Lake Champlain.
  • The Embargo Act of 1807 halted all trade with the British and French and said that all American ships are kept in American Harbors. The United States thought by making this act it would affect the British and French but in reality it only affected them.
  • The Non-Intercourse Act of 1809 was an act passed by Lame-Duck congress that forbid trade with Britain and France. This act stated that the president had the power to reopen trade with whoever stopped interfering with American Ships first. If France or Britain stopped interfering with American Ships then they were going to reopen the trade open up the American ports to all trade. 
  •  The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 and restored prewar boundaries, but it did not mention impressment or neutral rights. Impressment was a legalized for of kidnapping that forced people into military service and it was being used by many different countries at the time.
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