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  • 1. Louisiana Purchase
  • 2. Major Characters
      • Thomas Jefferson Napoleon Bonaparte
      • James Monroe Robert Livingston
      • Meriwether Lewis William Clark
  • 3. Threat of Napoleon
    • Jefferson feared French domination in America.
    • Worried about losing access to the Mississippi River.
    • Economically dependent on ports
  • 4. Major Concepts
    • Monroe and Livingston sent to negotiate.
  • 5. Negotiations
    • All Louisiana territory (800,000 square miles) for $15 million.
    • Mississippi to the Rocky Mountains.
  • 6. Napoleon
    • Gearing troops for war
    • Neutral ties with America
    • Needed money
  • 7. Treaty
    • Ratified close to six months after signing
    • Three conventions
  • 8. Lewis and Clark
    • “ Corps of Discovery”
    • Explore the new territories and report to Jefferson
    • Route connecting Atlantic to Pacific
  • 9. Impact
    • “ Manifest Destiny”
    • Westward movement
    • Cultivation of new resources
  • 10. Significance
    • Doubled the size of America
    • Jefferson against anti federalist beliefs
  • 11. THE END