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The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Constitutional Moment?

Peter A. Appel

in Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter studies the Louisiana Purchase and its connection to the expedition of Lewis and Clark. It shows that Thomas Jefferson's assumption of broad powers to buy the million-mile landmass was a ... More


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