He chose meriwether lewis a former army captain and his own private secretary to lead the expedition. Jefferson s next step was to learn all about this new territory of the united states.
This original louisiana territory encompassed what are now 15 of the biggest states in the usa on both sides of the mississippi river.
Us map louisiana territory. The territory of louisiana or louisiana territory was an organized incorporated territory of the united states that existed from july 4 1805 until june 4 1812 when it was renamed the missouri territory the territory was formed out of the district of louisiana which consisted of the portion of the louisiana purchase north of the 33rd parallel which is now the arkansas louisiana state line. A map of the louisiana territory 1806 the 1803 louisiana purchase from france during thomas jefferson s first term as president more than doubled the size of the united states. Jefferson s next step was to learn all about this new territory of the united states.
Map of a map of the united states and the louisiana territory showing boundary disputes and boundary claims between 1763 and 1809. The 1803 louisiana purchase from france during thomas jefferson s first term as president more than doubled the size of the united states. Groups of indigenous peoples have inhabited the territory of what is now.
The louisiana territory contained all or at least some portion of 15 present day u s. The map shows the natural boundaries and extent of the original louisiana territory claimed by the french the portion ceded to britain in 1763 the portion ceded to the united states in 1782 the portion purchased by the united states in 1803 and the portion. States and two canadian provinces.
The detailed map shows the us state of louisiana with boundaries the location of the state capital baton rouge major cities and populated places rivers and lakes interstate highways principal highways and railroads. This land was acquired by the united states in 1803 for the sum of 15. General map of louisiana united states.
New orleans was declared the french capital of this new world due to its prime location along the mighty mississippi river.