Topic: Expansion

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Timothy Pickering to Rufus King

In this letter, Federalist Timothy Pickering argued that the Louisiana Purchase was unconstitutional. Just as Jefferson previously criticized Federalists for acting unconstitutionally when they created the Bank of...
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Virginia Company Charter

In 1606, the Virginia Company of London received this charter from King James I. In 1607, the company established the first permanent English colony in America at Jamestown....
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White Castles on the Missouri

This painting by Karl Bodmer shows the remarkable rock formations near the Missouri River in present-day Montana. The Swiss Bodmer called the cliffs “white castles” because of their...
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William Clark

This portrait shows William Clark, who, with Meriwether Lewis, explored the Louisiana Territory. It was painted in 1807, months after their expedition returned from the West. Clark was...