Louisiana Purchase notesThe Incredible Purchase In 1802 President Jefferson learned that Spain had secretly given Louisiana back to __________ Jefferson sent two representatives to ask the French leader Napoleon Bonaparte to sell part of the territory including New Orleans to the United States. Jefferson was willing to offer 10 Million dollars. But _____________ had other problems on his mind. France was preparing for war with _____________. And the people in the French colony of ___________ had rebelled against France. Needing money to pay for the wars Bonaparte offered to sell all of Louisiana to the United States. The price __________ dollars for more than 800,000 square miles of land. On ____________________ the United States agreed to purchase the huge territory reaching from the _______________ west to the Rocky Mountains and from New Orleans north to Canada. The territory became known as the Louisiana Purchase. With it the United States doubled in size and became one of the largest countries in the world.