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.
This secondary source on the Erie Canal explains the social and economic effects the Canal had not only on New York but the entire United States. Students will analyze this source and answer corresponding questions to further their understanding of
Students will read and analyze three sources giving various reasons to why Jefferson was right to purchase the Louisiana Territory. Then, students will fill in corresponding organizer with evidence from sources.
This secondary source explains how the Erie Canal produced immense profits for the United States which ultimately allowed the canal to pay for itself within a few years. Students will read how the canal enabled further unification of the East and
This PPT includes a "Do Now" to help students brainstorm ways which the governor, DeWitt Clinton could have used in order to persuade the public and congress to accept funding for the Erie Canal. It also shares a link to a very good video outlining