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Section 1: Jefferson Takes Office

First Inaugural Address http://www.bartleby.com/ 124/ pres16.html
The full text of Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address, delivered on March 4, 1801.

John Marshall http://www.ushistory.org/ valleyforge/ served/ marshall.html
Good overview of the career of John Marshall, the great chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The home of Thomas Jefferson: Monticello http://www.monticello.org/
This site provides information about Jefferson and his Virginia home.

Section 2: The Louisiana Purchase and Exploration

Lewis and Clark http://www.pbs.org/ lewisandclark/
Extensive information on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

American Originals: The Louisiana Purchase http://www.archives.gov/ exhibits/ american_originals/ loupurch.html
Interesting background information about the Louisiana Purchase, including transcripts of the original agreements and an image showing Napoleon's signature.

Section 3: Problems with Foreign Powers

Peaceable Coercion http://odur.let.rug.nl/ ~usa/ P/tj3/ writings/ brf/ jefl103.htm
Letter from Jefferson to Madison concerning his foreign policy.

Tripolitan War http://concise.britannica.com/ ebc/ article-9381179/ Tripolitan-War
An encyclopeadia article regarding a little-known war that occurred at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Section 4: The War of 1812

The War of 1812 http://www.multied.com/ 1812/
Extensive information about the War of 1812.