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  1. Thomas Jefferson America’s Third President

  2. Presidential Style • Simple government • Informal

  3. National Administration • Chose Cabinet Members who agreed with him • Reduced the size of the Army and halted expansion of the navy • Eliminated all internal taxes

  4. Judicial Changes • Changed period of naturalization from 14 back to 5 years • Pardoned Americans • Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review

  5. Westward Expansion • Vermont, Tennessee and Kentucky become states

  6. Westward Expansion • Louisiana Purchase • Bought from Napoleon in 1803 for $15 million dollars • Napoleon lost the French West Indies and therefore didn’t want the Louisiana Territory

  7. Westward Expansion • Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were hired to explore the territory • * Led by Sacajawea • * Recorded soil, climate, vegetation & minerals

  8. Lewis and Clark Expedition