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Transcript of Louisiana Purchase
They continued west until they reached the
. They traveled over
miles and paced the way for the westward push.
The Louisiana Purchase
By: Lily, Emilee, Patricia, Tahlia, and Kayla
The United States desired to control the city of
in an area owned by France. We desired the city so we could load our ships and trade up and down the
Our third President,
negotiated the sale of not only New Orleans, but ALL of the Louisiana territory for only
, (less than 3 cents acre) from the French leader
The Louisiana Purchase more than
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
, who was freed after the expedition.
They also took along a French trappers Indian wife,
, to translate for them.
went out in a second expedition
when he traveled into Spanish territory and was later released.
He contributed valuable
and merchants headed to the new territory that later became states
What Went Down
About Louisiana Territory
President Jefferson sent out Captain Meriwether
to explore the region.
Discovered 122 new animals
Discovered 178 new plants
Cost of Expedition = $136,000
In A Nutshell...
Had to overcome Mosquitoes
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
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.