The Louisiana Purchase, 1803
Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from France in 1803.
Thomas Jefferson’s message to the US Congress concerning the Louisiana Purchase (1802).
Napoleon Bonaparte dreamed of creating a Caribbean empire based in Saint Domingue and using the Louisiana territory as its...
French hopes of creating a Caribbean empire were dashed when French soldiers dispatched to Saint Domingue, or Haiti, were ...
Jefferson dispatched James Monroe and Robert R. Livingston to negotiate the purchase of Louisiana from France.
The chief negotiator for France was the Foreign Minister, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord.
Letter to Secretary of State James Madison announcing the purchase of the Louisiana territory from France (1803).
French Exchange copy of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty--Convention for Payment of Sums Due by France to U. S.   (Cover)
After purchasing Louisiana,   President Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore and chart the...
Sacajawea was a Shoshone Indian woman who acted as a guide on the Lewis & Clark expedition.
Map of Lewis & Clark’s Louisiana Expedition
Lewis & Clark on the lower Columbia River
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Thomas Jefferson Purchased The Louisiana Territory From France

  1. 1. The Louisiana Purchase, 1803
  2. 2. Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from France in 1803.
  3. 3. Thomas Jefferson’s message to the US Congress concerning the Louisiana Purchase (1802).
  4. 4. Napoleon Bonaparte dreamed of creating a Caribbean empire based in Saint Domingue and using the Louisiana territory as its breadbasket.
  5. 5. French hopes of creating a Caribbean empire were dashed when French soldiers dispatched to Saint Domingue, or Haiti, were unable to squash the rebellion originally led by Toussaint L’Ouverture.
  6. 6. Jefferson dispatched James Monroe and Robert R. Livingston to negotiate the purchase of Louisiana from France.
  7. 7. The chief negotiator for France was the Foreign Minister, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord.
  8. 8. Letter to Secretary of State James Madison announcing the purchase of the Louisiana territory from France (1803).
  9. 9. French Exchange copy of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty--Convention for Payment of Sums Due by France to U. S. (Cover)
  10. 10. After purchasing Louisiana, President Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore and chart the newly acquired territory.
  11. 11. Sacajawea was a Shoshone Indian woman who acted as a guide on the Lewis & Clark expedition.
  12. 12. Map of Lewis & Clark’s Louisiana Expedition
  13. 13. Lewis & Clark on the lower Columbia River

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