louisiana purchase

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louisiana purchase

Louisiana Purchase

WHY???access to Mississippi River

Sacajewea led the way

The Constitution did not give the president the authority to purchase land. They decided was president power to make treaties

Took 50 men in May1804, traveled west. 1805 they reached the Pacific Ocean. They got back to St. Louis in sept. 1806 with 49 men.

Corps Of Discovery- hunters, soldiers, builders, and mapmakers were taken

wanted to map the country


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