Facts about the Louisiana Purchase

Here is a link from the National Archives to the treaty: http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=5&title.raw=Louisiana%20Purchase%20Treaty

And here is a fantastic resources about everything you ever wanted to know about the historical consequences of this area: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/purchase/history.html .  The subsections are hyperlinked so you can just go to the part you don’t understand.

Another nice summary of the Louisiana Purchase and the reasons why Spain gave Louisiana back are found here : http://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/topics/jefferson-as-president/ — and this is a site you should be using regularly anyway!

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