Northwest ordinance of
1787: Established process where territories in West could become States.
Under act Americans were able to buy land in small parcels and on credit.
Federal land offices appeared across the west, making the transfer of land easier from the government to private citizens.
River big source for transportation of goods.
Spain controlled New
1795: Washington sends
Thomas Pinckney to keep vital port open.
Spain agreed to let American ship their goods down the miss. And store them in NO.
Mississippi River important to
American trade to foreign markets.
Napoleon took over Spanish land including New Orleans.
Charged Large sums of money to Americans to pass through.
Jefferson appointed Robert
Livingston and James Monroe to be sent to Paris in 1803 to buy the city of New Orleans.
Napoleon first wanted to create a new French Empire in the America’s.
After failing to crush a rebellion on the French
Island of Haiti led by
Toussaint L’Ouverture, he changed his mind.
Also wanted to sell all of the French claims known as the Louisiana Purchase.
Not wanting him to wait on this idea, Monroe and
Napoleon $15 million.
Congress agreed to finance
Jefferson’s call for an expedition to explore the area included in the
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark.
To search for river routes to the western ocean.
Make contact with the Native
Americans living in the territory.
Gather information about the region’s natural resources.
Hired a French-Canadian fur trapper and his wife Sacajawea
50 men made up the
African American who was Clarks companion since childhood also joined.
Saw: Buffalo, Deer, Elk and
Peace Medals with the U.S.
Mirrors, Beads, Knives,
Blankets, sewing needles, and fish hooks.
Stood with during 1 st Winter.
Met Sacagawea there.
Gave horses for travel.
Showed best route over the mountain.
Mountain ridge that separates river systems flowing toward opposite sides of a continent.
Floated down the
Columbia River into the
November 7, 1805:
Clark wrote “Great Joy we have been so long anxious to see”.
They reached their GOAL.
1806: Returned to St.
From St. Louis
Upper Miss. River. And Arkansas
Parts of Present day Colorado and
Mountain Peak rising above
Today called “Pikes Peak”
Arrested taken into Mexico.
Escorted back to the U.S.
Striped all of maps and Journals.
Hid one Map in the barrel of his
What was the
What was the overall goal of the Lewis and Clark
Who was Zebulon