What circumstances led the United States to take the steps that resulted in the Louisiana Purchase?
The Spanish stopped allowing the Americans to store their goods at the port of New Orleans. This caused many states to have a decrease in trade.
From whom did the United States purchase the Louisiana Territory?
Who was the president of the United States at the time of the purchase?
What did the United States offer to buy and what was the offer price?
New Orleans and as much of the Gulf Coast as they could for $ 2 million.
What did the United States actually buy and what was the purchase price?
600 million acres including Louisiana and 14 states for $ 15 million.
What was the date of the purchase?
April 30th 1803
Did the U.S. Constitution specifically give the president the right to purchase property? Explain.
No, the constitution said nothing about adding territory. President Jefferson said he had authority to make treaties so he called the purchase a treaty.
What were the major results of the purchase?
The purchase more than doubled the size of the United States and created the need for exploration of the territory.