In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory from the French for $15,000,000. The purchase made President Jefferson's dream of extending the U.S. west of the Mississippi River come true.
Now the much larger United States had difficult questions to answer: How would Louisiana be governed? How would it be divided into states? Would those states be free states or slave states? What would happen to the Native Americans? It would take over one hundred years, a war over slavery, and the creation of thirteen new states before these questions could be answered.
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Sally Wern Comport has illustrated numerous picture books and novels, including Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Six Guiding Beliefs; Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure; Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore; and the Spy Mice series. She has also translated her picture making skills to various large scale public, private, and institutional artworks. Sally lives with her husband and two daughters in Annapolis, Maryland, where she operates Art at Large Inc. Learn more at ArtAtLargeInc.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This "Milestones in History" book for young readers chronicles the history of the Louisiana Purchase--how France settled the territory, how it came to be purchased by the United States, how Lewis and Clark explored it, and what has happened to it afterwards. It is really a very fine summary that would be quite useful in a third or fourth grader's American history studies. Other "Milestones in History" books in this series include AThree Minute Speech (the Gettysburg Address), Nelly Bly, Cesar Chavez, Hard Labor (the first African American slaves), and The Alamo.