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Title: The Louisiana Purchase


1
The Louisiana Purchase
  • The greatest real estate deal in history.

2
The Louisiana Purchase
  • Purchased from France in 1803 for about 15
    million
  • Land extended from the Mississippi River to the
    Rocky Mountains
  • Land area totaled 820,000 square miles or
    524,800,000 acres

3
Map of Louisiana Purchase
4
Key Figures in the Louisiana Purchase
5
Thomas Jefferson
  • Third President of the United States
  • Sent Lewis and Clark to explore the territory of
    the Louisiana Purchase
  • Sent Robert R. Livingston and James Monroe to
    negotiate with the government of Napoleon I for
    the sale of New Orleans

6
Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Ruler of France during the Louisiana Purchase
  • One of the greatest military commanders in history

7
Robert R. Livingston
  • Appointed resident minister at the court of
    Napoleon by President Jefferson
  • Negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with the French

8
James Monroe
  • Study law under the governor of Virginia, Thomas
    Jefferson
  • Involved in the negotiations for the Louisiana
    Purchase in France, Spain and England
  • Eventually became fifth President of the United
    States

9
Lewis and Clark
  • U.S. Congress appropriate 2,000 to fund an
    expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory,
    which was led by Lewis and Clark
  • Sent to study the Indian tribes, botany, geology,
    Western terrain and wildlife in the area
  • Expedition lasted 28 months and almost 8,000
    miles

10
Works Cited
  • Napoleon.org. http//www.napoleon.org/en/home.asp
  • Thomas Jefferson. The White House.
    http//www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tj3.h
    tml
  • Lewis and Clark Trail.com. http//lewisandclarktra
    il.com/legacy/sold.htm
  • US History.org. http//www.ushistory.org/declarati
    on/related/livingston_r.htm
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