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Louisiana Purchase

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Louisiana Purchase

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

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