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Answer the following questions about the Louisiana Purchase.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was one problem that the United States had ?

    • A.

      Bad soil

    • B.

      No ports on the Gulf of Mexico

    • C.

      Not enough land

    • D.

      Too much swamp land

    Correct Answer
    B. No ports on the Gulf of Mexico
    Explanation
    One problem that the United States had was the lack of ports on the Gulf of Mexico. This posed a challenge for trade and transportation as the United States was unable to easily access the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding areas. Without ports in this region, the United States had limited options for maritime trade and had to rely on alternative routes and ports that were further away. This hindered the country's ability to efficiently conduct international trade and establish strong economic ties with countries in the Gulf region.

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  • 2. 

    Farmers in the western areas had to ship their crops on boats down the ______________.

    • A.

      Colorado River.

    • B.

      Ohio River.

    • C.

      Mississippi River.

    • D.

      Arkansas River.

    Correct Answer
    C. Mississippi River.
    Explanation
    Farmers in the western areas had to ship their crops on boats down the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River is one of the longest rivers in the United States and flows through the central part of the country. It serves as a major transportation route for agricultural goods, including crops, due to its extensive network of tributaries and its connection to other rivers and waterways. Therefore, it is likely that farmers in the western areas would rely on the Mississippi River to transport their crops to market.

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  • 3. 

    What country controlled the port of New Orlean in 1801?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    D. Spain
    Explanation
    In 1801, the country that controlled the port of New Orleans was Spain. Spain had gained control of the Louisiana Territory, which included New Orleans, through the Treaty of Fontainebleau in 1762. However, in 1803, Spain would transfer control of the port to France through the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso. France would then sell the entire Louisiana Territory, including New Orleans, to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase later that same year.

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  • 4. 

    Farmers wanted   _______________________ where they could ship their goods.

    • A.

      More land

    • B.

      An American port

    • C.

      Native American

    • D.

      More water

    Correct Answer
    B. An American port
    Explanation
    Farmers wanted an American port where they could ship their goods because an American port would provide them with access to larger markets and better trade opportunities. Shipping goods through an American port would allow farmers to reach a wider customer base, potentially increasing their profits. Additionally, an American port would offer better infrastructure and transportation facilities, making it easier and more efficient for farmers to transport their goods to different locations.

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  • 5. 

    Who did Spain give New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana to in 1801?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      America

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Kentucky

    Correct Answer
    A. France
    Explanation
    In 1801, Spain gave New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana to France. This transfer of territory occurred through the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso, where Spain returned the Louisiana Territory to France, who had previously owned it but had ceded it to Spain in 1762. However, France would later sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase.

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  • 6. 

    What did the buying of the Louisiana Purchase do for the United States?

    • A.

      Trippled the size of the United States

    • B.

      Decreased the size of the United States

    • C.

      Doubled the size of the United States

    • D.

      Did away withe the United States

    Correct Answer
    C. Doubled the size of the United States
    Explanation
    The buying of the Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States. This acquisition, which took place in 1803, involved the United States purchasing approximately 828,000 square miles of land from France. This territory stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. The purchase not only expanded the country's physical size but also provided valuable resources and opened up new opportunities for westward expansion and settlement.

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  • 7. 

    What did the United States gain in 1819?

    • A.

      The rest of Florida

    • B.

      The rest of Kentucky

    • C.

      The rest of Canada

    • D.

      The rest of Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. The rest of Florida
    Explanation
    In 1819, the United States gained the rest of Florida. This implies that the United States already had a portion of Florida and in 1819, they acquired the remaining territory.

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  • 8. 

    With the possession of all of Florida the United States had gained control of ________________________________.

    • A.

      All of the Southwest

    • B.

      All of the Southeast

    • C.

      Most of the Southwest

    • D.

      None of the Southeast

    Correct Answer
    B. All of the Southeast
    Explanation
    With the possession of all of Florida, the United States had gained control of the entire Southeast region. Florida is located in the southeastern part of the country, so by acquiring it, the United States effectively gained control over all the states and territories in that region.

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