The Early Republic 1789-1814. Big Ideas: America got off to a rocky start as a new nation George Washington created the office of President Political Parties divided the nation after the Revolutionary War England never got over losing the Rev. War and brought on a second war in 1812.
1801-1809 2 Terms
1803 Jefferson purchases the LOUISIANA TERRITORY
From the French
Jefferson sends LEWIS AND CLARK to explore the new territory.
New Western border: Rocky Mountains
US gets control of NEW ORLEANS: Critical for shipping goods down the MISSISSIPPI