The Lewis and Clark expedition, one of the most remarkable journeys ever in the nation"s history, took place about 200 years ago. At that time, much of the country had not yet been explored; much of the territory was west of the Missouri River. On March 4, 1801, Jefferson took the presidential oath of office. In his speech, he asked Americans "to unite with one heart and one mind.aE He was not only referring to bringing the political parties together, but also to expand the nation westward. He believed that expanding the nation westward would make the country safer from foreign inva...
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