American Government Matching 
Match the terms with their definitions. 
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The transaction between President Thomas Jefferson and France that allowed the United States to purchase fifteen states and two Canadian provinces for $15 million.  

The foundation on which the United States government has been built for over 200 years.  

The 7th president of the United States, who represented the rights of  the people and opposed the establishment of the national bank.   

These two were appointed by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the newly acquired land that was purchased from France. 

An official pardon, usually for people who have been convicted of political offenses.  

A package of five bills that defused the confrontation between slave states and the free states regarding the territory acquired during the Mexican-American War.  

The war between America and Mexico in a dispute over the boundary of Texas.  

The concise introduction of the United States Constitution's intentions and principles.  

The belief, under President James K. Polk's administration, that America was destined to expand westward across the entire continent.  
a.  Compromise of 1850 

b. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark 

c. amnesty

d. Louisiana Purchase 

e. Manifest Destiny 

f. United States Constitution 

g. The Preamble 

h. Andrew Jackson 

i. Mexican-American War 

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