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1 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?

2  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

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4  In 1795 U.S. negotiated the Pinckney Treaty Guaranteed Americans’ rights to ship goods down the Mississippi and store goods in New Orleans

5  In 1801, Spain secretly gave New Orleans and the Louisiana Territory to France Jefferson worried about how Napoleon Bonaparte would rule the area

6  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

7  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

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9  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

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11  The Constitution nowhere states that the President has the power to buy land from a foreign country

12  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

13 CostsBenefits ?

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16 Goals Was Goal Accomplished?

17 Corps MembersRole Meriwether Lewis William Clark Toussaint Charbonneau Sacajawea York

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19  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.

20 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


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