Topic: Native Americans

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Map of Western North America

This map–based on the best geographical knowledge of the time–was made especially for the Lewis and Clark expedition. Note the vast and mostly empty space between the Mississippi...
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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...
Lesson Plan

Practicing the DBQ: APUSH “Changing Policy Towards American Indians and Jefferson’s Role”

This lesson will specifically cover a Document Based Question covering Thomas Jefferson’s views of Native Americans and connecting it to the American government Indian Policy. The focus is...
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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...