The climate of the Louisiana Territory during the Louisiana Purchase went from cold to warm to moist and arid. The terrain of the Louisiana Territory during the Louisiana Purchase was rocky, making travel difficult.
Sacagawea, Lewis, and Clark
Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are best known for their expedition from the Mississippi River to the West Coast and back.. Sacagawea was kidnapped in 1800 at about 12 years old. She was born in 1788 in the Agaidika tribe. Sacagawea was kidnapped with several other girls by a group of adotise Indians. She was sold to a french candian called Toussaint Charbonneau. Within a year or so she was pregnant with her first child.
Federal Government of 1803:
President: Thomas Jefferson (DR-Virginia)
Vice President: Aaron Burr (DR-New York)
Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
Speaker of the House of Representatives: Nathaniel Macon (DR-North Carolina)
Congress: 7th (until March 4), 8th (starting March 4
Cost and Amount of Land in the Louisiana Purchase
The Americans purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $3 per acre of land. There were 5,000,000 acres of land in the Louisiana Territory, meaning America paid a total of $15,000,000
Lewis and Clark Expedition
May 14, 1804 - September 23, 1806
The Lewis and Clark Expedition from May 1804 to September 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States. The first expedition of its kind, the Lewis and Clark Expedition was commissioned by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson to explore the unknown western territory of the country. The purpose of the expedition was to make scientific discoveries and learn about the territory, and also to find out the land's potential for economic growth and prosperity. Lewis and Clark hired Charbonneau to be an interpreter on the expedition when they found out his wife spoke Shoshone and Hidatsa, as they knew they would likely encounter these tribes on their journey.
Louisiana Territory Beginning
July 4, 1805 - June 4, 1812
The Territory of Louisiana or Louisiana Territory was an organized incorporated territory of the U.S. that existed from July 4, 1805, until June 1812, when it was renamed the Missouri Territory.
States in Louisiana Purchase
full states in Louisiana Purchase: South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas. Partial states in Louisiana Purchase: Minnesota, Louisiana, Colorado, North Dokota, Montana, Wyoming.
Free or Slaves
The 15 slave states had Texas in 1845 in Florida in 1845 outnumbering the 14 free states which gained Iowa 1846. The 17 free states included Wisconsin in 1848, California 1850 and Minnesota in 1858 to outnumber the 15 slave states.
Map of Louisiana Territory
The map of 1860 shows what land was covered during the Louisiana Purchase
1862 - 1864
The years following the civil war, the U.S emerged as an industrial giant. Industries long ago expanded and many other new ones, including petroleum refining.