Topic: Native Americans

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Meriwether Lewis

This portrait shows Meriwether Lewis, who, with William Clark, explored the Louisiana Territory. A native of Jefferson’s home county of Albemarle, Lewis was the president’s secretary before Jefferson...
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Quebec Act

The Quebec Act of 1774 was a law passed by Parliament that established the structure of government for Canadian territory acquired by Britain as a result of the...
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Report of the Commissioners for the University of Virginia

In this report, Jefferson and his fellow commissioners planned the new University of Virginia. Jefferson founded a public university, but in his time “public” meant that the state...
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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...