S: The Louisiana Purchase
FC: The Louisiana Purchase | Logan Meyers
1: WHAT | The acquisition by the United States of 828,800 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana.
2: WHEN | 1803
3: WHO | Jefferson purchased it from Napolean
4: WHERE | 828,800 square miles west of the thirteen colonies encompassing the present-day states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
5: HOW | Doubled the size of the United States
6: WHY | Napoleon needed the money to help fund his position in the current war. Plus he simply did not have the resources to hold or maintain a huge possession that far away when he had to use all of his money and military power much closer to home.
7: Picture Citations | http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/1800/louisianapurchase/ | http://thomaslegion.net/thelouisianapurchaseagreement.html | http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=03&year=2010&base_name=the_louisiana_purchases_two_go | http://explorepahistory.com/displayimage.php?imgId=578 | http://rhapsodyinbooks.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/december-20-1803-united-states-gets-louisiana-territory/ | http://www.lawrencetam.com/2009/02/leader-is-dealer-in-hope.html | http://www.troubledteenswizard.com/blog/wow-warning-signs | http://classroom.monticello.org/kids/gallery/image/229/Boundaries-of-the-Louisiana-Purchase/