Louisiana Purchase Comic Strip


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  • Thomas Jefferson Snatched up the purchase for the Louisiana Territory
  • THE FRENCH ARE SELLING THEIR LAND!?!?! I shall buy it now!!
  • The Louisiana Purchase
  • Thomas Jefferson Sent Out Lewis & Clark For an Expedition
  • Many people thought that Thomas Jefferson had abused his powers as president for purchasing the Louisiana Territory, but others supported him. He was very eager to take advantage of this cheap buy, so it was a hasty proclamation.
  • Louis and Clark Encounter Many Native American Tribes
  • This is our home! If you need aid throughout your journey, I would love to help out and be your guide.
  • Wow! Thank you!!
  • The buy was VERY important for the United States. It doubled the size of our territory by 530,000,000 acres and was the single largest purchase of land by the United States costing only $15 million in 1803. Without this purchase, our country would have never grown economically because of the scarce land.
  • Lewis and Clark's Route Back Home 
  • LAND HO!!!!
  • Lewis and Clark went on an expedition northwest all the way to the Pacific Ocean starting in May, 1804. Throughout the trip, they took journals on the things they encountered such as plants and animals. Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark are definitely the most key people in these two events!
  • The Death of Lewis and Clark
  • They met nearly fifty Native American Tribes on the way there such as the Chinook and Shoshone. One main person that impacted the trip was a Shoshone woman named Sacagawea; she helped guide them through the area, while others offered food such as deer meat and root bread cakes.
  •  During the trip, Lewis shot a Blackfoot Indian in the stomach because he was trying to steal his horses. After two and a half years of exploring the land, they arrive back at Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Lewis died of either suicide or murder and Clark of old age.  Lewis ~ August 18 1774 to September 3, 1809 Clark ~ August 1, 1770 to September 1, 1838
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