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Louisiana Purchase. and Exploration. Americans were moving through the Appalachian Mountains with their Conestoga Wagons but were limited to the western border of the United States. Sturdy vehicle topped with white canvas and used by pioneers to move west.

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Louisiana Purchase

and Exploration


Americans were moving through the Appalachian Mountains with their Conestoga Wagons but were limited to the western border of the United States.

Sturdy vehicle topped with white canvas and used by pioneers to move west


France, Spain, England and Russia all had claims on lands in the west but currently the Louisiana territory was owned by Spain. This included the City of New Orleans.



The French Threat to controlling North

  • 1802, Spain secretly sells Louisiana to French

  • Napoleon plans to create empire in N. America

  • Needs Santo Domingo in Caribbean for naval base


The Nation Expands to controlling North

  • Robert Livingston sent to offer $10 million for New Orleans

  • France decides to sell all of Louisiana Territory, WHY?

    • Napoleon was worried about colonies

    • Needed money to fight the war with England

  • James Monroe and R Livingston negotiate deal


LOUISIANA to controlling North PURCHASE

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  • a huge tract of land in the middle of North America sold by France to the United States

  • 1803

  • $15 million

  • Doubled the size of the United States

  • Jefferson knew it was a great deal, yet he worried if it was legal.


* to controlling North

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LOUISIANA

PURCHASE

  • What eased Jefferson’s worries?

  • The provision allowing him to make treaties with other countries would cover the purchase.


Expedition Time to controlling North

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  • 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark chosen to lead expedition (the Corps of Discovery) and to:

  • Find a water route that went across the continent

  • Establish good relations with the Native Americans

  • Describe the animals, plants, and landscape they saw



The expedition includes about 40 to controlling North people including a slave named York.


Sacagawea to controlling North

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  • A 17-year old Shoshone woman

  • She joined them as a guide and interpreter



The Results Dakota

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  • The Corps concluded:

  • No Northwest Passage

    • Columbia river discovered and it flows into Pacific Ocean

  • Formed good relationships with some of the Native Americans

  • Kept journals about the animals and nature


Expedition Time Dakota

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  • Zebulon Pike chosen to lead expedition in a southern direction

  • His mission was to find the sources of the Arkansas and Red Rivers

  • Set out in summer 1804 from St. Louis

  • Discovered Pike’s Peak in CO


Effects of Expeditions Dakota

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  • Accurate maps

    • Used by settlers to move west

  • Growth of Fur Trade

    • Hunters and trappers added to knowledge of the west

  • Mistaken view of the Great Plains

    • Inaccurately described as treeless Great Plains as deserts

    • Led Americans to believe Plains were useless for farming


Party Views of Purchase Dakota

  • Federalists disagreed with purchase

    • Feared new lands would support Republicans

    • Threat of secession (secede)

To leave or withdraw

  • Hamilton and Burr

    • Hamilton though Burr secretly agreed to lead NY out of union

    • Accused him of treason

    • Burr blamed Hamilton’s comments for his loss of gubernatorial race in NY.

    • Challenged him to duel

    • Burr shot Hamilton and he later died of his injuries


THE Dakota

END


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