Louisiana Purchase

by Edgar Hernandez,Chris Green, and Jessica Lomas

Territory acquired&Year

Present states that were included in part or whole of the Louisiana Purchase were: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

April 30,1803 France sold 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River to the young United States.

Who the territory was gained from&People involved

At first,France struggled to gain the Louisiana Territory from Spain,but in 1802, Spain was apparently under French authority and revoked a US-Spanish treaty that let American people store goods in New Orleans

President Thomas Jefferson sent future president James Monroe to France to negotiate the purchase

Robert Livingston (prime minister of the U.S.) received a letter from the president to ask him to negotiate with the French prime minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Overall impact additional information

1.Importance of the purchase

This purchase is considered one of the most important achievements of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

The Louisiana Purchase was the beginning of the end of European colonialism in the American Hemisphere.

2.Additional info

What was known as Louisiana Territory stretched from the Mississippi River in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west and from the Gulf of Mexico in the south to the Canadian border in the north.

payed $15 million for about 828,000 square miles