Thomas Jefferson Third President of the United States Sent Lewis and Clark to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase Sent Robert R. Livingston and James Monroe to negotiate with the government of Napoleon I for the sale of New Orleans
Napoleon Bonaparte Ruler of France during the Louisiana Purchase One of the greatest military commanders in history
Robert R. Livingston Appointed resident minister at the court of Napoleon by President Jefferson Negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with the French
James Monroe Study law under the governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson Involved in the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase in France, Spain and England Eventually became fifth President of the United States
Lewis and Clark U.S. Congress appropriate $2,000 to fund an expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory, which was led by Lewis and Clark Sent to study the Indian tribes, botany, geology, Western terrain and wildlife in the area Expedition lasted 28 months and almost 8,000 miles
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