Topic: Louisiana Purchase
"America Doubles In Size."
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Vocabulary Terms and Identifications
Biographies of Key Historical Figures
Overview: On April 30,
1803, Emperor of France, Napoleon, signed a treaty with President Thomas
Jefferson which agreed that the United States would purchase the Louisiana
Territory for $15 million. The land area were about 800,000 sq. miles.
Jefferson sent out two explorers to search the newly purchased area, Merewether Lewis and William Clark. On the way, they met a Shoshone guide, Sacajawea. She helped them passed the Rockies Mountain. On September 23,1806, they completed their expedition and brought back valuable information's about the area.
By 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike and his men set
out an expedition. They were lost and wandered in the area which
is later called the New Mexico Territory and got caught. They were
thought to be spies. Pike and his men were released in 1807.
From that time on, many explorers has not dared going in to the New Mexico
Territory for about a half century.
Vocabulary and Identifications
1) Sacajawea- A 17 year old Shoshone woman who helped as a guide in the 1803-06 Lewis and Clark Expedition.
2) Santo Domingo- A place where Napoleon enslaved people on the Caribbean colony. He needed money to put down a rebellion there.
3) Haiti- Santo Domingo was later named Haiti.
4) St. Louis- By September 23, 1806, Lewis and Clark had completed their tasks when arriving at St. Louis. They have valuable information about the newly purchased lands.
5) Pike's Expedition- By 1806, an army officer and explorer Zebulon Pike set out on an expedition. He and his men were lost and wandered in the New Mexico Territory and got caught, they were thought to be spies. By 1807, they were released, but many explorers dared not go in to the New Mexico Territory for about half a century.
6) Lewis & Clark- The two explorers sent by Thomas
Jefferson to search the newly purchased land Louisiana Territory.
They returned and brought back valuable information about the area.
An 1839 map of the United States. The green outlined area is what
remained of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803
after the admission of Louisiana, Arkansas, and the Dakota Territories.
Image: Courtesy of the Library of Congress
of Important People
|Lewis & Clark- The two explorers were sent by President Jefferson to search the newly purchased area Louisiana Territory. They met a guide name Sacajawea. She helped them cross the Rockies Mountain. On September 23,1806, they completed their expedition by reaching the Columbia River in Oregon. They brought back valuable information about the area.||Sacajawea- A 17 year old Shoshone woman who helped in the Lewis & Clark Expedition. She guided them through the Rockies Mountain.|
Louisiana Purchase Quiz
1. What year did the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory?
A. 1987 B. 1803
C. 1784 D.1794
2. How much did the U.S. pay France for the Louisiana Territory?
A. $10 B. $1000
C. $10 million D. $15 million
3. What is the land area of the Louisiana Territory?
A. 100,000 sq. miles B. 10,000 sq. miles
C. 800,000 sq. miles D. 3,000,000 sq. miles
4. Who are the two explorers that President Jefferson sent to explore the newly purchased lands?
A. Lewis & Clark B. Jefferson & Adams
C. Washington & Pike D. Bush & Gore
5. Who was the guide that helped on the Lewis & Clark expedition?
A. Susan B. Anthony B. Martha Washington
C. Hillary Clinton
Who was the Emperor of France during this period?
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