Questions: Section 4
- What three things did David Thompson do all along his travels?
- What is significant about the 49th parallel?
- What land did the French leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, get back from Spain?
- What sea port did the United States need in order to survive as a nation? It is at the mouth of what river?
- Who was the President of the United States in 1804? What did he buy from France?
- What happened to the size of the United States with the purchase of Louisiana?
- What area of North Dakota became part of the United States with the purchase of Louisiana?
Critical Thinking Questions
- Explain why David Thompson and his party carried their firewood with them between the Turtle Mountains and the Missouri River.
- Explain why the Louisiana Purchase has been called the “greatest bargain in U.S. history.”