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Goals: Describe how and why the Louisiana Purchase took place. Explain what the Lewis and Clark expedition achieved. Define the purpose of Pike’s expedition. CHAPTER 11 (Section 2)
WORLD MATTERS Napoleon Bonaparte (French Leader Taking over Europe) He Became interested in expansion in America During this time, Spain traded Louisiana to France
Napoleon wanted to take back Haiti (Supply Port) FAILED!!!! United States realize how valuable New Orleans was
Why was New Orleans Important to the United States????
The Louisiana Purchase President Jefferson wanted to avoid war w/ France. Sends ambassadors to France. – To try and buy New Orleans & West Florida. INSTEAD: France wants to sell ALL Louisiana. Napoleon needed a strong Navy, France was at war with Great Britain
The Louisiana Purchase Western Boundaries were not clearly defined. Native Americans ? ? ? ? ? ?
Uncovering and Discovering Lewis & Clark Expedition – Explore the land west of the Mississippi – Jefferson’s Request Peaceful relations with Indians Soil and Agriculture potential Animals Mining potential Climate (weather) Meriwether Lewis William Clark
Lewis & Clark Expedition A Closer Look at the Lewis & Clark Expedition Traveled up the Missouri River. Encountered Native Americans. (Mandan & Sioux) Recruited Sacagawea. Helped guide the expedition across the Great Plains. 1806 (Winter) Reached the Pacific Ocean Accomplished Goals: - Crossed the Rockies -Contact w/ many Native Americans -Scientific Information (Plants & Animals)