Presentation on theme: "THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE. CONTROL OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER 1 Million Americans lived between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River in 1800!"— Presentation transcript:
CONTROL OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER 1 Million Americans lived between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River in 1800! There were few roads west of the Mississippi River
CONTROL OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER American Farmers like me used the Mississippi River to ship wheat and corn to market.
CONTROL OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER We carry wheat and corn to New Orleans on the river in keelboats like this dandy!
Mississippi River Ocean going ships carried produce to ports along the Atlantic coast.
Spanish Flag New Orleans 1795 New Orleans was owned by Spain North America
Threatened to close the port to Americans 1795 New Orleans was owned by Spain You silly Americans! Get out of New Orleans! On guard!
New Orleans Spain gave the port back to France in 1801 Napoleon tried to conquer Europe With control of New Orleans, was he going to try and conquer America Napoleon Bonaparte The Ladies love my hair!
France Expands its Empire to Haiti Haiti was the richest French Colony in the Caribbean Enslaved Africans worked plantations Toussaint L’Ouverture led a revolt to free slaves French never again took control of Haiti Haiti On No! I can’t control the slaves, even with my cool hat! Napoleon Bonaparte
The Louisiana Purchase We should buy New Orleans from the French because they keep messing with our trade there. Send for Mr. Livingston. Thomas Jefferson NEW ORLEANS
The Louisiana Purchase Yes, Mr. President? Take $15 million and go buy New Orleans from the French! Thomas Jefferson Robert Livingston
Livingston bought all of Louisiana from the French The French needed money and wanted out of America He paid $15 million The Louisiana Purchase
I don’t just want New Orleans, I want all of Louisiana...thank you very much! How much will you pay... Yankee? How about $15 million?... That’s my final offer! We need money for our war with England...and I love crepes. I will take it! John Livingston Napoleon Bonaparte
800,000 square miles Greatest land deal in American history Doubled the size of the U.S The Louisiana Purchase