Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the territories gained through the Louisiana Purchase. The Corps of Discovery set out from St. Louis and explored 8,000 miles along the Missouri and Columbia Rivers and reached the Pacific. The expedition returned in 1806.
Macon’s Bill No. 2 replaced the Non-Intercourse Act and reopened trade with Britain and France, but it provided that if either country agreed to respect American shipping, the US would cut off trade with the other.
John Pickering, a judge of the District of New Hampshire, and Samuel Chase, a Supreme Court justice, were impeached when President Thomas Jefferson led an effort to remove Federalist judges from office. Pickering was convicted and removed from office on March 12, 1804, but Chase was aquitted and returned to his position on March 1, 1805.
Jay’s Treaty went in to effect. It resolved disputes between the US and Great Britain concerning the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Negotiated by John Jay, the treaty strengthened ties between the two countries but was widely unpopular because of the concessions made to Great Britain.