This part of the Unit focuses on answering the era of the Louisiana Purchase as defined by the Louisiana History Scope and Sequence. The documents presented are a resource to be used in order to answer the three questions seen below in the content and claims.
•Why was America motivated to purchase Louisiana from France? (8.2.3, 8.7.1)
•Was America’s decision to purchase Louisiana wise? Was the decision constitutional? (8.2.2-3, 8.2.5)
•How did the Port of New Orleans affect the international economy as a result of the Louisiana Purchase? (8.7.2)