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AKA- The Story of How We Rip Off France
How important was the role of France in
shaping the borders of America?
How important was the Louisiana Purchase in
moving America towards Manifest Destiny?
What were the implications for Natives and
Treaty of Paris
◦ Britain gives all of their territory in the Ohio country
Border with New France is defined by the
St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes define
the border with British Canada
French Empire in America
War with Britain
They needed cash
It also probably didn’t help we were slowly
piece by piece taking land from New France…
Including New Orleans
Napoleon would sell all of New France for $15
The deal included 828,000 square miles of
land (nearly double the then size of the US)
◦ Calculate the cost per square mile for homework!
Reasons why we probably ripped of Napoleon:
-Unexplored, unspeculated land
-Gained access to Mississippi River
-France was REALLY desparate
The DemReps thought Jefferson violated the
Homework: Why do you think the DemReps
viewed Jefferson’s acquisition of New France
Hint: DO RESEARCH!
Overcrowding in Northeast settled
Begins the era of Manifest Destiny
◦ Lewis and Clark Expedition
Brings U.S. into conflict with Britain and Mexico
Brings U.S. into conflict with the Natives
Brings the slavery question to the forefront
For Natives, the Louisiana Purchase is
It gives the U.S. territory to keep pushing the
Natives must soon assimilate or fight