Louisiana Purchase

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Louisiana Purchase.

1. In what year did the United States make the Louisiana Purchase?
a. 1776
b. 1803
c. 1812
d. 1865
e. 1902

2. What future U.S. president traveled to France to make the deal?
a. James K. Polk
b. John Quincy Adams
c. Andrew Jackson
d. James Madison
e. John Tyler

3. Who was leader of France at the time of the purchase?
a. King Louis XIV
b. Charles de Gaulle
c. Charles X
d. Robespierre
e. Napoleon

4. How much did the U.S. pay for the Louisiana Territory?
a. $15 million
b. $80 million
c. $150 million
d. $1 billion
e. It was free

5. True or False: All of the U.S. Congress supported the purchase.
a. TRUE
b. FALSE
c.
d.
e.

6. What famous explorers traveled up the Missouri River and to the Pacific Ocean?
a. Louis and Jones
b. Armstrong and Aldrin
c. Smith and Wesson
d. Lewis and Clark
e. Holmes and Watson

7. What port city did Thomas Jefferson originally set out to purchase from France?
a. New York
b. New Orleans
c. Charleston
d. Baltimore
e. Boston

8. Who was the U.S. president at the time of the purchase?
a. George Washington
b. James Monroe
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. John Adams
e. Andrew Jackson

9. The land of the Louisiana Purchase was to the west of what major river?
a. Mississippi River
b. Colorado River
c. Ohio River
d. Rio Grande River
e. Nile River

10. What country owned the land before France?
a. England
b. Italy
c. Germany
d. Netherlands
e. Spain


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