Expanding the nation:exploring the West

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Expanding the nation:exploring the West

  1. 1. Expanding the Nation Presenters: Djugostran V., Contescu I., Egorencov Al.
  2. 2. Louisiana Jefferson send James Monroe to France to buy the port city of New Orleans.
  3. 3. New Territories & Napoleon Napoleon needed money to pay for the war. So, Napoleon decided to sell the entire Louisiana territory. For about $15 mil the USA received nearly 2.150.000 square kilometers of land.
  4. 4. American Florida Also Americans wanted to settle Florida which was a colony of Spain. In 1818 Andrew Jackson took an army into Florida to fight the Seminoles. So in 1819 Spain sold all of Florida to the US for $5 millions.
  5. 5. The Trail of Tears There was trouble between the settlers and the Indians, because Indians fought to defend their homes. In 1830 Congress passed the law, by which the US took away the Cherokee land and the land of the all over American Indians. In the cold winter they froze and starved to death on the way. This tragic trip became known as the Trail of Tears.

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