The Louisiana Purchase.

View mindmap
  • The Louisiana Purchase.
    • 1) 1803: US bought Louisiana Territory from France.
      • It covered over 800,000 square miles of land
        • Vast amount of land. 15 States would be formed from it.
          • Boundaries weren't clear.
            • 1) 1803: US bought Louisiana Territory from France.
              • It covered over 800,000 square miles of land
                • Vast amount of land. 15 States would be formed from it.
                  • Boundaries weren't clear.
      • 3) Gave US control of the Mississippi River.
        • Important for trade, especially because the nation was moving westward.
      • 4) President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1803.
        • They explored Louisiana Territory and land beyond.
        • The group reached the West Coast in 1805 and returned with their findings.
        • The expedition resulted in greater scientific and  geographic knowledge of the west.
    • USA had increased confidence and power because Louisiana territory was a large amount of land.
      • Louisiana Purchase helped US establish itself as a nation.
        • Comment and Analysis:
      • Comment and Analysis:

    Comments

    No comments have yet been made

    Similar History resources:

    See all History resources »See all The American West 1840-1895 resources »