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1 The Louisiana Territory 15.2 By: Paige Snitker, Maddie Behnke, And Jalen Berendes

2 1. Why was the city of New Orleans And the Mississippi River important to farmers in the 1800’s? The city of New Orleans and the Mississippi River are important because the river could transport crops to New Orleans.

3 2. What was Napoleon‘s plan for Louisiana? Why were the farmers alarmed by it? Napoleon’s plan for Louisiana was to settle in the Louisiana Territory with thousands of French farmers that will raise food for the slaves who worked on Frances sugar plantations. Americans were alarmed by it because New Orleans was a part of Louisiana. If napoleon closed the port to American goods, farmers would have no way to get their crops to the market.

4 3. What deal was made in April 30, 1803? Give two reasons why Napoleon was willing to make the deal with the U.S. The Louisiana Purchase was made on April 30, 1803 for 15 million dollars. A slave revolt had happened in the French Caribbean, so he wouldn’t need Louisiana farmers anymore to feed them. Also France and Britain were on the brink of war which would mean he would lose Louisiana. So he sold it to the Americans so he could make money off of it.

5 4. List two pros and two cons of the Louisiana Purchase. Pros 1. Doubled the size if the U.S. 2. Farmers had more land to farm. Cons 1. Such a large country would be impossible to govern. 2. Disliked spending 15 million dollars we did not have.

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7 1800 Thousands of farmers started moving west.

8 April 1802 A letter so Pierre Samuel du Pont amid reports that Spain would retrocede to France the vast territory of Louisiana.

9 January 11, 1803 Monroe and Livingston sailed to Paris to buy New Orleans.

10 April 30, 1803 April 30, 1803 The Louisiana Purchase was made.

11 July 4, 1803 The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the people.

12 December 20, 1803 The Louisiana Purchase is formally transferred from France to the U.S.

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