We have just confirmed that Thomas Jefferson has signed a treaty of the giant purchase of the Louisiana territory from France in May 2, 1803. This purchase has now given us 827,000 square miles of land leading to land west of the Mississippi river. This deal has been discovered by James Monroe and Robert Livingston who are now giving us the story of how they helped acquire the land. Hello Mr. Monroe and Mr. Livingston can you explain how you both found this extraordinary offer. “Oh yes of course we will tell you, This is how it started.
On the Lewis and Clark expedition, the two men had encountered Native American tribes. Nobody has been completely sure if they treated the Indians with respect. Meriwether Lewis, a skilled frontiersman, was chosen by President Thomas Jefferson to take the lead in an expedition where he would explore the land he had bought, which was known as the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis had chosen William Clark, a draftsman and frontiersman, to co-lead in the journey. The Lewis and Clark expedition began its long journey in May 1804.
The Corps of Discovery was the expedition of Lewis and Clark exploring the new land that was bought from the Louisiana purchase. Lewis and Clark went on this expedition to make contact with the Native Americans who lived there and to a waterway between the Mississippi and the pacific ocean. Lewis and Clark were two explorers who were chosen by Thomas Jefferson to go on an exploration into the western territory they just bought from Napoleon Bonaparte. While they were exploring they came across the Shoshone tribe and met Sacajawea, who had her baby with her at the time and became their guide. Then they worked their way to the pacific ocean.
To whom this may concern, On this 11th day of September, I Edmund Randolph will be presenting my solution to the catastrophes of our uncivilized government. As a citizen of the United States I believe we the body deserve a well organized, well established government that can’t be destroyed by surrounding countries. Here I present to you the Virginia plan. Keep in mind France has had a well organized and well thought out civilized government for many years.
By being sent to France, his belief in “freedom for all” was made stronger. As soon as Jefferson returned, he was elected into the vice president position. From 1801 to 1809, he became the president. During his presidency, the United States paid $15 million, for the French’s Louisiana Territory. Thomas Jefferson was the one who launched the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
In the article “Christopher Columbus: Here or Villain” written by B. Myint starts his article by correcting a common false facts about Christopher Columbus. Also Myint mansions the great success of a man with 41 years old that his journey changed the world. The author claims that in the 15 century was a widespread believe among the educated Europeans that the earth is rounded. The writer mansions the deal between the Spanish Royal family and Christopher, which he must agree on a necessary terms to fund his trip.
The Louisiana Purchase was signed on April 30, 1803 .It was negotiated between James Monroe and Robert Livingston. The purchase was between France (Napoleon) and The United States (Thomas Jefferson) for 15 million dollars .The purchase was signed on May 2, 1803 and made finalized December 1803. The benefits of the purchase were they doubled the size of the territory 827,000 square miles .The territory stretched from the Mississippi river in the east to the rocky mountain in the west and from the Gulf of Mexico in the south to Canada borders.
My Experiences of the Lewis and Clark Expedition In May of 1804, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead a fact finding expedition of 59 men, in which I was a part of, through the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. We left in May of 1804 and were told to seek a water passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, establish relations with the Native American tribes to inform them that the land was now property of the United States Government, and collect information of the wildlife and its habitats around. This trip took 2 years and 4 months to complete and was very dangerous, long, and tiring.
Buoyed by his superior numbers, Hooker covertly moved 70,000 of his men fifteen miles up and across the river, and then ordered them to sneak back down to position themselves behind Lee’s army. B. Hooker had used spies, analysts, and even hot air balloons to compile a vast amount of intelligence about Lee’s army. C. Satisfied with his advantage, Hooker became convinced that Lee’s only option was to retreat to Richmond, thus assuring a Union victory. D. He had discerned, for example, that Lee had only 61,000 men to Hooker’s own 134,000. E.
Some pioneers were able to make farms in the upper part of the river. Spain allowed Americans to sail down and trade with New Orleans. The French take over the Louisiana Territory and don’t have much use for it so they offer it to America. The United States bought the land for $15 million.
Shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 consisting of a select group of the United States. Army volunteers under the command of captain Lewis and his close friend second Lieutenant Clark. Pike’s Expedition
Jefferson decided to try and buy New Orleans. Why did he want to buy it? He wanted to be sure that American farmers would always be able to ship their goods through the port. Jefferson sent Robert Livingston and James Monroe to buy New Orleans and to buy West Florida from Napoleon. The president said they could offer as much as $10 million.
In the early 1800’s President Thomas Jefferson requested money from Congress to explore the trans-Mississippi west, however this expedition was intended to explore land which would become part of the United States through the Louisiana purchase. This plan for exploration included Jefferson’s secretary, Meriwether Lewis. Lewis selected William Clark to be his co-captain throughout the trip. Jefferson’s main goals were to have the new lands’ fit his commercial and military needs. He hoped that a northwest passage would be found to make an easier access to the Pacific Ocean.
In the year 1807, Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on an expedition with a group of men. Specifically, the goal was to discover new waterways and routes near the Pacific ocean and to uncover new finds in the West. Along the way, the group of men was later joined by a woman named Sacagawea and her family. In general, the group ended up finding new Indian tribes, the Rockies, and over 300 new types of species. In the “ The Lewis and Clark Journey Begins”, from National Geographic, the article summarizes the dangerous and rough expedition Lewis and Clark took with a group of men in order to find new discoveries.
We have finished. We finished the journey. Today is the day that will go down in history books. Everyone will remember the Meriwether Lewis and William Clark expedition. They’ll call it “one of the greatest expeditions of all time.”