The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase

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How America doubled in size over night.

Storyboard Text

  • President Jefferson sent James Monroe and Robert Livingston to France to buy New Orleans from Napoleon.
  • Farewell!
  • I'll offer you the entire Louisiana territory for 15million
  • Livingston and Monroe were surprised at Napoleon's gracious offer for the entire territory.
  • Not yet
  • Have you heard from President Jefferson yet?
  • Since they were not authorized to purchase the entire territory, Monroe and Livingston had to wait for Jefferson's response.
  • When President Jefferson gave them authorization, Livingston and Monroe accepted the deal through a treaty.
  • Just sign here
  • We'll take it!
  • The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of America and gave us access to New Orleans, a valuable trading post.
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • American Territory
  • President Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the new land to find out what it has to offer for America 
  • Will you go and explore the Louisiana territory?
  • Yes!
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