Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lousiana Purchase Treaty

Ok this word is not in the index, but on the top of page 222 it mentions the word treaty in reference to the lousiana purchase so please correct me if I am wrong.

Lousiana Purchase Treaty: 221, 222
The American Minister, Robert Livingston, pending Monroe's arrival, was negotiating in paris for a window on the Gulf of Mexico at New Orleans. Then French Foreign Minister asked how much he would pay for all of Louisiana ( If I were you I would Include the two reasons why Naploeon wanted to get ride of Lousiana).
The two parties negotiated. On April 30, 1803 Lousiana was given to the U.S. for about 15 million dollares.
Jefferson only offered 10 million dollares for negotiation and insted he was given THREE TREATIES that pleadged 15 mill for New Orleans ( which is in Lousiana) plus alot of area to its west .
This doubled size of U.S.
Jefferson was afraid Napolean would withdraw offer so submitted treaties to the senate, although he viewed them to be unconstitutional. 

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