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The Louisiana Purchase. “The greatest real estate deal in history.”. The Louisiana Purchase. Purchased from France in 1803 for about $15 million Land extended from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains Land area totaled 820,000 square miles or 524,800,000 acres.

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the louisiana purchase

The Louisiana Purchase

“The greatest real estate deal in history.”

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The Louisiana Purchase
  • Purchased from France in 1803 for about $15 million
  • Land extended from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
  • Land area totaled 820,000 square miles or 524,800,000 acres
thomas jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
  • Third President of the United States
  • Sent Lewis and Clark to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase
  • Sent Robert R. Livingston and James Monroe to negotiate with the government of Napoleon I for the sale of New Orleans
napoleon bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Ruler of France during the Louisiana Purchase
  • One of the greatest military commanders in history
robert r livingston
Robert R. Livingston
  • Appointed resident minister at the court of Napoleon by President Jefferson
  • Negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with the French
james monroe
James Monroe
  • Study law under the governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson
  • Involved in the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase in France, Spain and England
  • Eventually became fifth President of the United States
lewis and clark
Lewis and Clark
  • U.S. Congress appropriate $2,000 to fund an expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory, which was led by Lewis and Clark
  • Sent to study the Indian tribes, botany, geology, Western terrain and wildlife in the area
  • Expedition lasted 28 months and almost 8,000 miles
works cited
Works Cited
  • Napoleon.org. http://www.napoleon.org/en/home.asp
  • Thomas Jefferson. The White House. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tj3.html
  • Lewis and Clark Trail.com. http://lewisandclarktrail.com/legacy/sold.htm
  • US History.org. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/livingston_r.htm