Louisiana Purchase HIST 141  Summer 2011 By: Le Thi My Ho
<ul><li>The Louisiana Purchase  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After the French and Indian war in 1762, France pawns Louisiana off ...
Then  …  Now  <ul><li>A Tremendous Accident </li></ul><ul><li>Worthless Empty Place </li></ul><ul><li>Remains Largely Unch...
Jefferson  vs.  Napoleon <ul><li>Not Impulsive </li></ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Cautious </li></ul><ul><li>Aver...
Source <ul><li>Film – The Louisiana Purchase </li></ul>
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Louisiana Purchase

  1. 1. Louisiana Purchase HIST 141 Summer 2011 By: Le Thi My Ho
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Louisiana Purchase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After the French and Indian war in 1762, France pawns Louisiana off on its ally Spain as a token of gratitude by King Louis XV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On Saturday April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe on behalf of President Thomas Jefferson, and Barbé Marbois in Paris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The U.S. paid 60 million francs ($11,250,000) plus cancellation of debts worth 18 million francs ($3,750,000), for a total sum of 15 million dollars for the Louisiana territory ($219 million in 2010 dollars). Acquiring the 828,800 square miles territory would double the size of the United States at a sum of less than 3 cents per acre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encompassed all or part of 15 current U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. The land purchased contained all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Minnesota that were west of the Mississippi River, most of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, northern Texas, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Continental Divide, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of Thomas Jefferson’s Greatest Achievement </li></ul></ul>April 30, 1803
  3. 3. Then … Now <ul><li>A Tremendous Accident </li></ul><ul><li>Worthless Empty Place </li></ul><ul><li>Remains Largely Uncharted </li></ul><ul><li>Populated By Native America </li></ul><ul><li>Swampy Land Filled With Savages </li></ul><ul><li>No Man’s Land </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 92,345 people </li></ul><ul><li>Worth $15 Million </li></ul><ul><li>40% of the U.S. Today </li></ul><ul><li>Made U.S. a Transcontinental Nation and A World Power </li></ul><ul><li>Most Valuable Piece of Land </li></ul><ul><li>Worth $15=$219 Million </li></ul>
  4. 4. Jefferson vs. Napoleon <ul><li>Not Impulsive </li></ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Cautious </li></ul><ul><li>Averse to War </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely Impulsive </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate Soldier </li></ul>
  5. 5. Source <ul><li>Film – The Louisiana Purchase </li></ul>
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