B IG P LANS F OR F RANCE Leader in the 1800’s- Napoleon Bonaparte Feared by the Europe Rebuild by Europe Planned to move to North America
N EW O RLEANS ! Founded by France in 1718 Fell under Spanish rule Gained interest of President Jefferson TOTO
L OUISIANA P URCHASE French gave the territory without much of a fight. The United States bought the Louisiana Territory for $15 million. It became officially part of the United States on October 20, 1803.
M ISSION OF D ISCOVERY Traveled to Western American Lands To Find out more about them Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark They went to form peaceful relations with the Indians
L EWIS AND C LARK Were searching for a place to settle for the winter headquarters Received help from Sacagawea and Nez Perce’ They often wrote in journals about their discovery Then on March 1806 went home as heroes