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Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

provides information about activities and education programs related to the 3,700-mile trail that the Corps of Discovery traveled. Most of the trail follows the Missouri and Columbia Rivers. It passes through lands that later became 11 states (IL, MO, KS, IA, NE, SD, ND, MT, ID, OR, and WA). (National Park Service)

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Map showing the Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson bought the Territory from Napoleon Bonaparte of France in 1802 for roughly fifteen million dollars.

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