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The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane
"Louisiana Sale") was the acquisition by the United States of
America of 828,800 square miles of the French territory Louisiana in 1803. The cost was $11,250,000 plus cancellation of debts worth $3,750,000.
Including interest, how much did the U.S. finally pay for the Louisiana
2) Through Pinckney's Treaty signed with Spain on October 27, 1795,
American merchants had "right of deposit" in New Orleans,
meaning they could use the port to store goods for export. Americans also
used this right to transport products such as flour, tobacco, pork, bacon,
lard, feathers, cider, butter, and cheese. The treaty also recognized
American rights to navigate the entire Mississippi River which had become
increasingly vital to the growing trade of their western territories.
3) Napoleon Bonaparte returned Louisiana to French control from Spain
in 1800, under the Treaty of San Ildefonso (Louisiana had been a Spanish
colony since 1762.) However, the treaty was kept secret, and Louisiana
remained under Spanish control until a transfer of power to France.
did the transfer become finalized?
November 30, 1800
November 30, 1801
November 30, 1803
4) Who did President
Thomas Jefferson send to Paris to purchase New Orleans?
Robert R. Livingston
Malcolm S. George
5) Napoleon's foreign minister, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, was
vehemently opposed to selling Louisiana since it would mean an end to
France's secret plans for a North American empire.
6) How much was the United States willing to pay for just New Orleans?
7) The treaty was signed in Paris on May 2, 1803.
When did the signed
treaty reach Washington D.C.
June 14, 1803
July 14, 1803
August 14, 1803
8) The United States Senate ratified the treaty with a vote of
twenty-four to seven on October 20.
What was the vote?
Sixteen to fifteen
Twenty-four to seven
Thirty to one
9) Where did France turn over New Orleans on December 20, 1803?
The White House
10) Plans were also set forth for a mission to explore and chart the
territory, which would become known as the Mackenzie's Westward