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lousiana purchase: territory in the western U.S purchased from France in 1803 for $ 15 million

embargo act: official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country

non intercourse act: 1809 statue which replaced the embargo of 1807. It forbids trade with britain, France and their possesions, but reopened trade with other countries

writ of mandamus: extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretiom

napoleon: a french military and political leader

sacajawea: accompanied the laws and clark expedition

lewis and clark: first american expedition to cross the western portion of the us

zebulon pike: american brigodier general and explorer for pikes peak in Colorado

chesapeake incident: british worship hits leapard attacked and boarded the american frigate

marbury vs madison: landmark case in U.S formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the U.S under Article 3 of the const.

judical review: review by the U.S supreme court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act

macon's bill 2: law in the U.S on May 1,1810 intended to motivate Britain and France to stop seizing american vessels during the Napoleonic wars

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