You can have the whole Louisiana territory for 15,000,000 dollars.
Lets call this the Louisiana purchase
You're Welcome! Now give me the money.
Can you guys go explore the Missouri River and find a way to the Pacific Ocean?
Robert Livingston goes to France to ask for the Louisianna territory from Napoleon Bonaparte. He gives it to him for fifteen million dollars.
Wow its a new mountain! I'm going to call it Pike Peak.
Also, I'm calling this journey the Pikes Expedition.
Napoleon agrees to this deal because he needs the money, and the Louisianna Purchse was agreed upon.
The U.S. is expanding south and west!
The Essex Junto
We're losing influence in national affair!
Thomas Jefferson, president at the time, asks William Clark and Meriweather Lewis to go explore the Missouri River and find a way to the Pacific Ocean.
What if we try to take New England out of the union.
And we can make Aaron the governor of New York.
Zebulon Pike was also exploring the Louisiana territory. He mapped a lot of the upper Mississippi. He then went west to Colorado and found a mountain now called Pikes Peak.
The Essex Junto were a group of Federalists that met in Massachusetts. They were not happy about the U.S. expanding south and west because that meant that they would loose influence in national affair.
They were planning to remove New England out of the union. They decided to convince Aaron Burr, vice president, to run for governor of New York.