Students will understand the importance of the Louisiana Purchase and also why some were opposed to it. Within the PPT there will be an interesting modern day picture of a mansion to analyze showing how the value of land has dramatically changed. Also, there will be a mini-lesson on the background of the purchase outlining essential facts. And then for a summative assessment, students will be broken up into two sides, Jefferson was right/wrong to purchase the territory. Groups will have accompanying sources to analyze which will be evidence for their side. Sources available in store. Last activity will be a discussion; Was the purchase a bargain or a burden?