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Title: The Louisiana Purchase


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The Louisiana Purchase
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  • Spain trades Louisiana to France because they
    cant keep American settlers out of the territory

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  • You cant put doors on an open country
  • Spanish foreign minister

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  • French Louisiana
  • 1.Napoleon Bonaparte powerful leader of
    France
  • a. Wanted to rebuild French
  • empire in North America
  • (Louisiana)

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  • b. First needed to take over island of
  • St. Domingue (Haiti) to use as
  • supply base

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  • 1. Toussaint-Louverture, ruler
  • of island (and former slave),
  • defeats Napoleons troops

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  • 2. Meanwhile, US becomes suspicious
  • of Napoleon and his plans for
  • Louisiana

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  • a. France could interfere with USs
  • westward expansion and trade
  • at Port of New Orleans

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  • Jefferson sends Livingston Monroe
  • to ask French foreign minister
  • (Talleyrand) about buying New Orleans

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  • Without New Orleans, the rest of
  • Louisiana is of little value to France
  • Talleyrand

What do you think this response implies does
Talleyrand want to see New Orleans?
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  • 2. Americans surprised when French
  • offer to sell ALL of Louisiana
  • a. France at war with England and
    could use the for supplies

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  • 3. Louisiana Purchase - Americans buy
    Louisiana for 15 mill
  • a. Land stretches from Mississippi
  • River to Rocky Mts.

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  • b. Jefferson (strict constructionist)
  • doesnt think Constitution allows
  • this
  • 1. He agrees because purchase is in
    best interest of US

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  • Mission of Discovery
  • 1. Jefferson sets up western expedition
    to learn about land, people and rivers of
    west

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  • a. Meriwether Lewis and William
  • Clark lead expedition
  • 1. task explore rivers and form
  • peaceful relations with Indians

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  • Other objects worthy of notice will be the soil
    and face of the country, its
  • growth and vegetable productions. the animals
    of the country.mineral productions of every
    kind and the areas climate. Jefferson

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  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • 1. Lewis, Clark and Corps of Discovery
    set out
  • a. Sacagawea (Indian from Rocky
    Mts) and her husband help the team

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  • 2. The team keeps journals
    describing people, places, animals,
    conflicts and sicknesses

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  • 3. Sacagaweas brother assists the team across
    Rocky Mts.
  • 4. November 1805 team sees Pacific

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  • 5. Lewis and Clark didnt find river
  • route across west but they did
  • - establish relationships with
    Indians
  • - collect info about plants and
  • animals

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  • Pikes Exploration
  • 1. Zebulon Pike sent to find starting
  • point of Red River and spy on
  • Spanish

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  • a. Pike explored Spanish lands
  • until arrested by Spanish
  • b. His trip created good business
  • opportunities in the Southwest
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