Notes-Louisiana Purchase

NOTES: Lewis and Clark Expedition / Zebulon Pike Feb 11-12, 2016
Louisiana Purchase
• Spain closes New Orleans
• Jefferson sends Robert Livingston and James Monroe to buy New Orleans for $10 million
• Charles Talleyrand and Napoleon Bonaparte offer to sell the Louisiana Territory for $15 million
• Doubles the size of the United States
Exploration of the Louisiana Purchase
• Led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
• Mission:
• Map route to Pacific Ocean
• Study climate, wild life, and mineral resources
• Learn about the Indians
• Sacajawea
• Translator
• Guide
• Gathered wild vegetables
• Told the men where to hunt and fish
Zebulon Pike
• Explores the Southwest
• Captured by the Spanish
• Pikes Peak