Presentation on theme: "The Louisiana Purchase. Thomas Jefferson was president and wanted New Orleans. Occurred on April 30 th, 1803 Purchased from France (Napolean Bonaparte)"— Presentation transcript:
The Louisiana Purchase
Thomas Jefferson was president and wanted New Orleans. Occurred on April 30 th, 1803 Purchased from France (Napolean Bonaparte) $15,000, ,000 square miles (got New Orleans and a whole lot more) Doubled the United States size. Jefferson did this very quickly because he really didnt have the authority to do this.
So…The question is, was this a good deal for America or should Jefferson have been impeached?
$$$$$ One acre is 43,560 square feet or 4,840 square yards. There are exactly 640 acres in a square mile. a. How many acres were purchased? b. What was the cost per acre?
$$$$$ Today, an acre of land can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,000,000. Assuming $500 per acre as a very low price, how much would the Louisiana Purchase have cost at this rate?
The value of money then and now
$$$$ Use the chart to determine the price of the Louisiana Purchase in todays dollars.