Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase
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  • And France get's alot of money!
  • America is very grateful for this, it will double the size of our country!
  • We're on a journey to a new world!
  • We'd like to hire you and your wife as interpreters.
  • President Thomas Jefferson buys Louisiana from France, doing so by saying that it is implied in the Constitution. Jefferson bought the land for the price of 15 million, about 3 cents an acre. This new land doubled the size of the United States.
  • I'm definantly not going to underestimate a bear after this!
  • Lewis and Clark begin! Starting upstream in the Missouri River .The expedition began on July 3rd, 1804. They thought they were supplied well enough, but they end up thinking differently.
  • Ouch...
  • Oh my gosh Louis! I'm so sorry! I thought you were an animal!
  • Lewis and Clark hire Sacagawea and  Toussaint Charbonneau as interpreters. Lewis and Clark spent much of this time writing about what they'd discovered.
  • We are here today to celebrate Louis and Clark's return! They have brought back a wealth of good information.
  • The indians warned about Grizzly bears, but Louis was unimpressed. He thought that he would be no match for the bears with a riffle. Later, Lewis and his men spotted a bear and fired at it. The next thing Louis knew, was that he was running for his life. He ran 80 yards until someone was able to kill the bear.
  • Louis gets shock in the leg! One of Clark's men sees his buckskin clothing and assumes he's and animal. After this Louis and Clark's groups are reunited.
  • After 2 years, 4 months, and 10 days, Lewis and Clark returned, along with everyone else on the expedition. Lewis and Clark brought home a wealth of information, as well as the discovery of 300 new plants and animals, and some claims to the Oregon Territory.
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