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|What President was responsible for the purchase?
|What country was the Louisiana territory purchased from?
|By how much did the purchase increase the size of the US?
|It doubled the size
|Why was the Mississippi vital to the development of the present day states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee?
|The Mississippi was the only way to get goods from these areas to a port where they could be shipped to markets.
|Why was New Orleans one of the most important cities on the North American continent.
|New Orleans controlled the mouth of the Mississippi. No products could be shipped down the Mississippi and out to markets without going through New Orleans.
|If the French had tried to dominate the Mississippi, how would the US have responded?
|The US would have joined the British side in their war against France.
|What was the per/acre price the US paid for the Louisiana Purchase?
|3 cents per acre
|What was the immediate result of the purchase?
|Americans began moving west into the new territory.
|The Louisiana Purchase was first explored by what expedition?
|The Lewis and Clark Expedition.
|What was the stated purpose of the expedition?
|To gather information about the plants, animals, and native people of the region
|How were Lewis and Clark treated by the Native Americans they encountered?
|The native people gave assistance in the form of food and other supplies and by supplying guides and translators.
|Why did Lewis and Clark follow rivers whenever possible?
|Travel by boat was easier and safer.
|What were the long-term results of the expedition?
|The expedition created great interest in the region, spurred many Americans to move into the territory, and increase knowledge of the flora and fauna of the American West.