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Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark Images

Black Liberator

Toussaint Louverture, former slave and leader of the black uprising in Saint-Domingue

Haitian Revolution

Engraving of fighting between ex-slaves and French soldiers in Saint-Domingue/Haiti

Slavery and Sugar

African slaves perform the brutal labor of cutting sugar cane in the Caribbean

Sugar: Invaluable Cash Crop

Sugar cane, driver of the global economy in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Journal of Discovery

A page of Meriwether Lewis's journal, including an illustration of salmon

Peace Medal

Thomas Jefferson Peace Medal, given to Indian leaders by Lewis and Clark as a token of peace and friendship

President Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States


Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor and seller of Louisiana

Louisiana Territory

Map of the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States in 1803. Thirteen states would eventually emerge from the lands acquired.

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