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Chapter 9 section 2

Conestoga wagon

a vehicle with wide wheels, a curved bed, and a canvas cover used by American pioneers traveling west.

Napoleon Bonaparte

French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)

Toussaint-Louverture

was an important leader of the Haïtian Revolution and the first leader of a free Haiti. In a long struggle again the institution of slavery, he led the blacks to victory over the whites and free coloreds and secured native control over the colony in 1797, calling himself a dictator.

purchase

the acquisition of something for payment

authority

power

Meriwether Lewis

personal secretary to Jefferson, was sent to explore the northern part of the Louisian Purchase

William Clark

United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River

Sacagawea

A Shoshone woman whose language skills and knowledge of geography helped Lewis and Clark

secede

to leave the union

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