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The Louisiana Purchase 10.2. Napoleon ► Tried to reestablish French power in North America. BUT… ► He Could not recapture Haiti from the rebel slaves.

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1 The Louisiana Purchase 10.2

2 Napoleon ► Tried to reestablish French power in North America. BUT… ► He Could not recapture Haiti from the rebel slaves under Toussaint L’Ouverture

3 An Irresistible Offer ► Napoleon offered to sell Louisiana Territory to the USA in 1804 ► It would  double the size of the USA  Challenge British power in America  Provide $$$ to France’s wars

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5 Jefferson Expanded the Govt.! ► Doubled the size of the USA ► Sent military to occupy lands ► Federalists tried to block the purchase as unconstitutional

6 Lewis & Clark Expedition ► Exploration of Louisiana  find a river route to Pacific  Make relations with Indians  Study nature & geography ► Were helped by Sacagawea

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8 Zebulon Pike’s Expedition 1805 ► Explored the South West = Spanish Territory ► Reported back the strength of Spanish forces in New Mexico


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