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The Louisiana Purchase “The greatest real estate deal in history.”

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1 The Louisiana Purchase “The greatest real estate deal in history.”

2 The Louisiana Purchase Purchased from France in 1803 for about $15 million Land extended from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains Land area totaled 820,000 square miles or 524,800,000 acres

3 Map of Louisiana Purchase

4 Key Figures in the Louisiana Purchase

5 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

6 Napoleon Bonaparte Ruler of France during the Louisiana Purchase One of the greatest military commanders in history

7 Robert R. Livingston Appointed resident minister at the court of Napoleon by President Jefferson Negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with the French

8 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

9 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

10 Works Cited Napoleon.org. Thomas Jefferson. The White House. Lewis and Clark Trail.com. US History.org. gston_r.htm


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