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Why the Event is so Important to America.
The purchase added 827,000 square miles and doubled the size of the U.S.. ... TheLouisiana Purchase is important because it gave the U.S. control of the Mississippi River and the port city of New Orleans, both of which were used by farmers to ship their crops and get paid.
Sacagawea was pregnant with her first child when the Corps of Discovery arrived near the Hidatsa villages to spend the winter of 1804–05. Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark built Fort Mandan. ... In April, the expedition left Fort Mandan and headed up the Missouri River in pirogues she later gave birth to her first child in February 1805 and named her son Jean Baptiste.
people who played key parts in the Louisiana purchase were Thomas Jefferson,napoleon I of France,Robert R. Livingston,James Monroe,and Lewis and Clark.
The Americans thought that Napoleon might withdraw the offer at any time, preventing the United States from acquiring New Orleans, so they agreed and signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty on April 30, 1803. On July 4, 1803, the treaty reached Washington, D.C.
Exploring Louisiana Territory
Meriwether Lewis begins his training as the expedition's leader in Philadelphia. News of the Louisiana Purchase is announced; Lewis will now be exploring land largely owned by the United States. ... Lewis and Clark establish Camp Wood, the winter camp for their Corps of Discovery, on the Wood River in Illinois
An Actual Story About Meriwether Lewis
Native Americans Involvement in the Louisiana Purchase
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