The Louisiana Purchase (1803)

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  • Pinckney's Treaty

    Pinckney's Treaty
    Full Title: Treaty of Friendship, Limits, and Navigation Between Spain and the United States American merchants could use the New Orleans 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 across the entire Mississippi.
  • Third Treaty of San Ildefonso

    Third Treaty of San Ildefonso
    Full Title: Preliminary and Secret Treaty between the French Republic and His Catholic Majesty the King of Spain, Concerning the Aggrandizement of His Royal Highness the Infant Duke of Parma in Italy and the Retrocession of Louisiana A secret treaty between France and Spain in which Spain returned Louisiana to France.
  • Monroe and Livingston travel to Paris to Negotiate

    Monroe and Livingston travel to Paris to Negotiate
    James Monroe and Robert R. Livingston travel to Paris to negotiate the purchase of the %u201CIsle of Orleans%u201D (New Orleans) and West Florida. Jefferson appointed James Monroe minister extraordinary and plenipotentiary to serve with Livingston, who was the United States Minister to France.
  • Congress approves Western Exploration

    Congress approves Western Exploration
    Congress approves President Jefferson's Western Exploration Project and the Corps of Discovery are created.
  • Talleyrand proposes to Livingston a purchase of Louisiana

    Talleyrand proposes to Livingston a purchase of Louisiana
    The French foreign minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand asks Livingston what the United States would give for all of Louisiana.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    U.S. bought Lousiana for $15,000,000 from France. The Louisiana Purchase, extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Moutains and from the Gulf of Mexico to British North America, doubled the size of America, increasing it by about 828,000 square miles.
  • Clark establishes Camp Wood

    Clark establishes Camp Wood
    The camp functioned to train Corps members and was set up at the meeting Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.
  • Team leaves Camp Wood

    Team leaves Camp Wood
    They meet Lewis and other recruits in Missouri.
  • First offical American council with Western Native Americans

    First offical American council with Western Native Americans
    The Corps meets with the Oto and Missouri tribes.
  • Corps reach present day North Dakota, build Fort Mandan and meet Sacagawea

    Corps reach present day North Dakota, build Fort Mandan and meet Sacagawea
    Fort Mandan served as a winter home for the team. Sacagawea was famous for assisting the Corps across the Great Plains and helping to build an understanding of Native American culture.
  • Corps leave Fort Mandan and journey into unknown territory

    Corps leave Fort Mandan and journey into unknown territory
    The corps enter territory unknown to anyone but Native American tribes.
  • Team reaches end of Missouri River

    Team reaches end of Missouri River
    Corps reach the end of the navigable portion of the Missouri River near the Rocky Moutains.
  • Corps reach the Pacific Ocean

    Corps reach the Pacific Ocean
    via the Columbia River.
  • Team builds Fort Clatsop

    Team builds Fort Clatsop
    Located on the Columbia River, on the border of Washington and Oregon.
  • Corps begin the journey home

    Corps begin the journey home
  • Team arrives home

    Team arrives home