Why was Napoleon Bonaparte important to the Louisiana Purchase?
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sent his friend and fellow Virginian, James Monroe, to France to negotiate with the French government. Jefferson wanted to acquire some territory and secure the nation's access to the New Orleans port.
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Napoleon Bonaparte was important to the Louisiana Purchase because he was the French leader who agreed to sell the Louisiana territories to the United...
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Thomas Jefferson's presidency was notable with many major accomplishments. Explore Jefferson's presidency and learn about the significance and the controversies of the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Essex Junto, the Burr Conspiracy.