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1 Do Now Get homework out (wordsearch/ political letter) View the map on the city of New Orleans - If you where looking into buying a city for your country why would New Orleans be a city you would consider purchasing?

2 The Louisiana Purchase

3 America 1803

4 Western Territory Settlers move west of Appalachian Mts. Northwest territories- Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Kentucky, Tennessee Conestoga wagons- pulled by oxen, large wheels for river crossing, spacious.

5 Land West of the Mississippi belonged to Spain and was called the Louisiana Territory. Settlers shipped goods down Miss. River to New Orleans due to Pinckney Treaty.

6 The French Threat Spanish treaty with France ends shipping on Miss. Napoleon Bonaparte- wants empire in both Europe and America. (Small guy big dreams) Haiti- Naval center for France. - Toussaint Louverture led rebellion, island broke away from France. Napoleon turns intentions solely toward Europe

7 Louisiana Purchase Napoleon needs money to fight in Europe Robert Livingston and James Madison sent to France to buy New Orleans for $10 million Charles De Talleyrand has permission to sell all of Louisiana territory for $15 million. Did not have the extra money or the permission. Was it constitutional?

8 Jefferson was a strict constructionist but he bent the rules for the U.S. Agree to $15 million deal and U.S. doubles in size. Boundaries were not discussed though

9 Lewis and Clark Jefferson interested in science Meriwether Lewis- 28/ private secretary William Clark- Picked by Lewis to co- lead

10 Corps of Discovery- 50 man force with 4 goals 1.Map route to pacific and back 2.Scientific discoveries (plant and animal samples) and document them 3.Befriend American Indians 4.Journal as much as possible - team consisted of rivermen, gunsmiths, scouts, cooks, Native American/ French translators/ they were self sufficient

11 Sacagawea Shoshone woman that guided Lewis and Clark across the rocky mountains Explored Missouri River and what is now Washington State Corps of Discovery traveled 8,000 miles in 2.5 years. Lost only one man Cost only $40,000 dollars!!! Was very Successful

12 Pikes Expedition Zebulon Pike leads two expeditions ( ) Explored Colorado, New Mexico, Texas Pikes peak (14,000 ft mtn.)

13 Hamilton vs. Burr

14 Lewis and Clark Activity Turn on computers Follow link on Mr. kresges homepage or go to: lark/index.html lark/index.html Click on begin journey under the interactive journey log. If you finish early explore rest of site use handout to aid you in journaling process/ ASK COACHES FOR HELP! Have fun!!! Answer the four “ticket to leave” questions on board.


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