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In this map-based lesson, students learn the historic importance of the Mississippi River and why the U.S. was determined to maintain access. They find out how the United States acquired the land that made up the Louisiana Purchase—and just how little anyone knew about that land before handing over the purchase price!

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Louisiana Purchase Lesson Plan 01 - Reading On What Led to the Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Purchase Lesson Plan 02 - Student Activity
Louisiana Purchase Lesson Plan 03 - Map

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