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1 President Thomas Jefferson The Louisiana Purchase Lewis and Clark Expedition Pages Workbook pg. 72

2 Jefferson Becomes President Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, takes the oath of office on March 4, Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, takes the oath of office on March 4, President Jefferson called the United States a rising nation, spread over a wide and fruitful land. President Jefferson called the United States a rising nation, spread over a wide and fruitful land.

3 Jefferson’s First Problem Spain closed the port of New Orleans to western farmers, hoping to stop the United States from moving farther west past the Mississippi River. Spain closed the port of New Orleans to western farmers, hoping to stop the United States from moving farther west past the Mississippi River. Spain had taken over all of Louisiana, including New Orleans, after France lost the French and Indian War. Spain had taken over all of Louisiana, including New Orleans, after France lost the French and Indian War.

4 A Secret Revealed During the French and Indian War, France had given much of its land in North America to Spain to prevent the British from getting control of it. During the French and Indian War, France had given much of its land in North America to Spain to prevent the British from getting control of it. In 1802 President Jefferson learned that Spain had secretly given Louisiana back to France. In 1802 President Jefferson learned that Spain had secretly given Louisiana back to France.

5 The Louisiana Purchase Thomas Jefferson sent Robert Livingston and James Monroe to ask the French leader, Napoleon to sell part of Louisiana, including New Orleans to the United States. Thomas Jefferson sent Robert Livingston and James Monroe to ask the French leader, Napoleon to sell part of Louisiana, including New Orleans to the United States. President Jefferson offered $10 million. President Jefferson offered $10 million.

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7 Dealing with Napoleon Napoleon was fighting two wars. One in the Caribbean and one with England. Napoleon was fighting two wars. One in the Caribbean and one with England. He needed money to pay the costs of these two wars. He needed money to pay the costs of these two wars. He offered to sell the land to the United States for $15 million. He offered to sell the land to the United States for $15 million.

8 Let’s Make a Deal The U.S. wanted to purchase approximately 800,000 square miles of land. The U.S. wanted to purchase approximately 800,000 square miles of land. The purchase price was $15 million which was 4¢ per acre. The purchase price was $15 million which was 4¢ per acre. Today, the same land purchase would cost approximately $200 million. Today, the same land purchase would cost approximately $200 million.

9 Deal or No Deal? On April 30, 1803, the United States agreed to purchase the huge territory, reaching from the Mississippi River west to the Rocky Mountains and from New Orleans north to Canada. On April 30, 1803, the United States agreed to purchase the huge territory, reaching from the Mississippi River west to the Rocky Mountains and from New Orleans north to Canada. The territory became known as the Louisiana Purchase. The territory became known as the Louisiana Purchase. Eventually, this land would become 15 new states. Eventually, this land would become 15 new states.

10 Was it a Good Deal? The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States. The U.S. gained control of the port of New Orleans. The U.S. gained control of the port of New Orleans. With this land purchase, the U.S. became one of the largest countries in the world. With this land purchase, the U.S. became one of the largest countries in the world. The Louisiana Purchase was one of the largest land sales in the history of the United States. The Louisiana Purchase was one of the largest land sales in the history of the United States.

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13 Lewis and Clark Expedition Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition to learn all he could about the new land. Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition to learn all he could about the new land. Lewis asked his friend William Clark to assist him with the expedition. Lewis asked his friend William Clark to assist him with the expedition. York, William Clark’s slave, also helped with the mission to explore the new land. York, William Clark’s slave, also helped with the mission to explore the new land.

14 Corps of Discovery The leaders of the expedition called their group the Corps of Discovery. The leaders of the expedition called their group the Corps of Discovery. The group left from St. Louis and traveled up the Missouri River in The group left from St. Louis and traveled up the Missouri River in The main goal of the journey was to map the land for President Jefferson. The main goal of the journey was to map the land for President Jefferson. They encountered many Native American tribes along the way. They encountered many Native American tribes along the way.

15 Sacagawea – Bird Woman Sacagawea agreed to travel with Lewis and Clark and serve as a translator. Sacagawea agreed to travel with Lewis and Clark and serve as a translator. She was 15 years old. She was 15 years old. She carried her infant son on her back during the journey. She carried her infant son on her back during the journey. She died at the age of 26. She died at the age of 26.

16 Results of the Expedition Lewis and Clark traveled from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark traveled from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. They returned to St. Louis in They returned to St. Louis in The expedition lasted almost 3 years. The expedition lasted almost 3 years. They brought back maps showing the major rivers and mountains, seeds, plants, and even living animals. They brought back maps showing the major rivers and mountains, seeds, plants, and even living animals.

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