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The Louisiana Purchase

Chapter 9 section 2
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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