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The Louisiana Purchase New land for the United States
• Does anyone recognize this map? • Where are we right now? • What is missing from this map? • What is the red line?
• Mark where we live on your map M I S S I P P I R I V E R • Draw a line down the Mississippi River on your map East of the Mississippi River • Before 1803, this was the entire United States
• 1803 - Thomas Jefferson Was President • He wanted to buy New Orleans from France • Afraid France would take away American access to the port • Jefferson was offered the entire Louisiana Territory for $15 million dollars • France wanted to make money to support the war effort against England
What do you notice about this map? What changed? How big was this purchase?
• The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States • New Western Border of the United States was the Rocky Mountains
What states did the Louisiana Territory eventually become?
• Soon after this purchase, Lewis and Clark set off on their journey to the West. • Earlier, we talked about what it is like to explore new places. Now we will discover what Lewis and Clark found on their journey
What do you notice about the land in the West?
• Look at the Lewis and Clark Route • Draw this route on your map
Pacific Ocean St. Louis • Through many states did Lewis and Clark travel • Lewis and Clark Traveled 7, 700 miles round trip • It took 1 year, 5 months, and 24 days to reach the pacific ocean • Where did the expedition begin?
• Have you ever packed for a long trip away from home? If so, you probably spent time thinking about what kind of clothes to bring, what kind of things to keep busy, what sort of medicine you might need, and trying to remember all the little things that you've forgotten.
• Lewis and Clark had to prepare very carefully for their expedition West. They would be traveling to an unknown country, they would be gone for many years, and there would be no stores or shops along the way. If you were leading this important expedition, how would you prepare for the journey? On the back of your packet, make 2 lists: • • How would you prepare? What would you bring? (What’s most important? )