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The Louisiana Purchase
Transcript of The Louisiana Purchase
SSE 4150 What is the Louisiana Purchase? The westward expansion of the United States in 1803. Thomas Jefferson was the president in 1803.
Even though the United States was very young and small in 1803, we had a quickly growing population!
Here's the story... France ALSO newly owned a giant part of land in North America called LOUISIANA. Napoleon Bonaparte was leading France in war against England in 1803.
Meanwhile in France... In order to assure access to the Ports, President Jefferson was just going to purchase one. So he sent someone to Paris. In America... You can't use the Port of New Orleans anymore! But Thomas Jefferson wouldn't give up, and it turns out Napoleon was thinking about surrendering the land to America. So he carefully went through the pro's and con's. It was unsuccessful. Napoleon just lost a battle in Saint-Dominique (Haiti) and it called for British troops to leave the colonial territories that the French occupied.
America was GROWING! France would have trouble keeping the land.
France is too far from North America to maintain control, besides they didn't have a big enough Navy.
Thomas Jefferson sent James Monroe to France to negotiate for the Port Of New Orleans again. Without knowing about what Napoleon was thinking... Once he arrived, not only did France offer the port, but also the ENTIRE land of Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed on April 30, 1803. About the purchase sold for 15 million dollars.
That's about $0.04 per acre.
About 530,000,000 acres of land acquired. The land purchased was equal to 15 states in America and 2 in Canada.
It stretched roughly from The Mississippi
River to the Rocky Mountains.
It also stretched from the Gulf of Mexico in the South
to the Canadian border in the north.
Colorado South Dakota
Louisiana The Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest achievements for America and Thomas Jefferson. He doubled the size of the U.S!! Here's a Recap! After the purchase Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark on an expedition to explore the new land!
Sacajawea was their Indian guide. Robert Livingston
James Monroe Signed in Paris by: The Corps of Discovery Expedition (1804-1806)
many natural resources, lakes, rivers, and mountains were discovered.
SS.3.G.1.2: Review basic map elements (coordinate grid, cardinal and intermediate directions, title, compass rose, scale, key/legend with symbols)
MA.K.G.3.1: Compare and order objects indirectly or directly using measurable attributes such as length, height, and weight.
LA.18.104.22.168: The student will record information (e.g., observations, notes, lists, charts, map labels, legends) related to a topic
SS.2.A.2.5: Identify reasons people came to the United States throughout history.
SS.3.G.4.2: Identify the cultures that have settled the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
SS.5.A.3.3: Describe interactions among Native Americans, Africans, English, French, Dutch, and Spanish for control of North America.
SS.5.A.6.4: Explain the importance of the explorations west of the Mississippi River.
SS.5.A.6.2: Identify roles and contributions of significant people during the period of westward expansion.
SS.5.A.6.1: Describe the causes and effects of the Louisiana Purchase.
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