Louisiana Purchase

Video Segment |04:38

Louisiana Purchase

Video Segment |04:38

Presents a map of North America during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, and reveals that most of the continent was claimed by European powers. The segment provides context for Jefferson's attempt to purchase Louisiana from France, and summarizes why Napoleon Bonaparte sold Louisiana to the United States.

©2017 Media Rich Learning| Grade(s) 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Related Topics

  • Early American History
  • James Madison
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Mississippi River
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Thomas Jefferson

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