9.2_Louisiana Purchase_Lewis_Clark

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9.2 - The Louisiana Purchase:

9.2 - The Louisiana Purchase Answer in Notes: What did the Louisiana Purchase do to the size of the United States? List 3 current states that are part of the Louisiana Purchase.

The Louisiana Purchase:

The Louisiana Purchase In 1803 President Jefferson sent James Monroe to Paris to negotiate with Napoleon (French ruler) for the Louisiana territory For $15 million the U.S. purchased the territory, about 4 cents/acre Largest land deal in history! Answer: Do you think this was a good deal for the USA? Explain. Why do you think France was willing to sell the land? (Think about what was going on in France during this time period

Lewis and Clark:

Lewis and Clark Jefferson assigned two skilled frontiersmen, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark the task of mapping the Louisiana Territory Lewis & Clark traveled with a crew of 45 explorers and kept detailed journals Answer: What sort of difficulties do you think Lewis & Clark faced on their journey? Would you have been willing to take part in this expedition? Explain.


Sacagawea Wife of a French-Canadian fur trader Hired by Lewis & Clark as guides and interpreters She showed explorers where to fish, to hunt, and to find wild vegetables She also helped trade supplies with American Indians Answer 1. How might the journey have gone without Sacagawea ’ s help? Be specific.


Toussaint-Louverture France lost control of Haiti in 1791 when Louverture and other African slaves revolted French loss of Haiti helps lead to Louisiana Purchase Today Haiti is 90% African descent Answer: How did what was going on in Haiti affect the USA?

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