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Louisiana Purchase

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Transcript of Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase (1803) was a land deal between the United States and France, in which the U.S. acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million dollars.
They continued west until they reached the
Pacific Ocean
. They traveled over
8000
miles and paced the way for the westward push.
The Louisiana Purchase
By: Lily, Emilee, Patricia, Tahlia, and Kayla
Game: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/
The United States desired to control the city of
New Orleans
in an area owned by France. We desired the city so we could load our ships and trade up and down the
Mississippi River
freely.

Our third President,
Thomas Jefferson
negotiated the sale of not only New Orleans, but ALL of the Louisiana territory for only
$15 million
, (less than 3 cents acre) from the French leader
Napoleon
.

The Louisiana Purchase more than
doubled
the size of the United States.

Robert Livingston was sent
828,000 square miles
From the Mississippi River in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west
From the Gulf of Mexico to the border of Canada
Around $0.03 an Acre
With them they took Clark’s slave
York
, who was freed after the expedition.
They also took along a French trappers Indian wife,
Sacajawea
, to translate for them.


Zebulon Pike
went out in a second expedition

He was
captured
when he traveled into Spanish territory and was later released.

He contributed valuable
maps
and information

Eventually more
settlers
and merchants headed to the new territory that later became states
What Went Down
About Louisiana Territory
The Expedition
President Jefferson sent out Captain Meriwether
Lewis
and William
Clark
to explore the region.

Discovered 122 new animals
Discovered 178 new plants
Cost of Expedition = $136,000
In A Nutshell...
The Expedition
continued...
863 days
Had to overcome Mosquitoes
Zebulon Pike
More on Zebulon Pike...
Jan. 5, 1779 - April 27, 1813
Lamberton (now Trenton), NJ
Discovered Pike's Peak
commissioned a first lieutenant when he was 20 years old
Sources
http://www.siue.edu/MLTE/Thematic%20Units/Lewis%20and%20Clark/lewis_and_clark_fun_facts.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/history/westward_expansion/louisiana_purchase.php

http://morrisonhistory.wordpress.com/people/family-connections/the-pike-family/

http://biography.yourdictionary.com/zebulon-pike


The Treaty of the Louisiana Purchase
In April 30, 1803 France signed to confirm that the United States purchased 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.
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