new land and oppotunity


From 1800-10 Nepolean took over Spain and most of Europe. The Spanish "agreed" tp give back the Louisiana Territory to French.The French lost it during the French and Indian War. As the United States is spreading west President Jefferson decided it was beneficial to have land by the Mississippi River. Therefore he sent James Monroe and Robert Living to Paris to work out a treaty to buy part of New Orleans and some of the surrounding area. The French offered more than New Orleans. They offered all their territory in North America. Jefferson then completed this deal, only having to pay 23.2 million dollars, or four cents per acre. Jefferson just sent out Lewis and Clark to explore our new land. Let us hope that they find a route to the Pacific Ocean!!!