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What was the importance of the purchase and exploration of the Louisiana Purchase What was the importance of the purchase and exploration of the Louisiana Purchase?
By 1800 more than one million settlers lived between the Appalachian Mountains and Mississippi Most settler were farmers and relied on Mississippi to ship their crops to the port at New Orleans
In 1795 U.S. negotiated the Pinckney Treaty Guaranteed Americans’ rights to ship goods down the Mississippi and store goods in New Orleans
In 1801, Spain secretly gave New Orleans and the Louisiana Territory to France Jefferson worried about how Napoleon Bonaparte would rule the area
1802 the Governor of New Orleans stopped allowing Americans to ship their goods through New Orleans Americans wanted to go to war Jefferson decided to send James Monroe to Paris to buy New Orleans from the French
Meanwhile in Haiti, a revolution led by Toussaint L’Ouverture had driven the French out Without Haiti, the French would not be able to defend Louisiana during a war In France, another war between France and Britain was about to begin and the French needed money to fund it
France offered to sell ALL OF THE LOUISIANA TERRITORY for $15 million (about 4 cents an acre) Because it would take months to get Jefferson’s advice, Monroe accepted the offer This agreement would almost double the size of the country and give the U.S. control of the Mississippi
The Constitution nowhere states that the President has the power to buy land from a foreign country
Jefferson decided he could purchase the land because the Constitution said the president could make treaties The Senate approved the treaty and Congress voted to pay for the land
Goals Was Goal Accomplished?
Corps MembersRole Meriwether Lewis William Clark Toussaint Charbonneau Sacajawea York http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/idx_corp.html
Follow the online directions and stay together as a team. Make decisions of where you want to go TOGETHER and do not work ahead of one another! If you make it to the end, tell Mrs. Hoachlander. http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/into/index.html
Please color and label the following: -The United States (As of 1804) - Spanish Territory -The Louisiana Purchase -Oregon Country Please trace the path of: -Lewis and Clark Please trace and label the following rivers: -Missouri -Columbia