Questions: Section 4

Comprehension Questions

  1. What three things did David Thompson do all along his travels?
  2. What is significant about the 49th parallel?
  3. What land did the French leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, get back from Spain?
  4. What sea port did the United States need in order to survive as a nation? It is at the mouth of what river?
  5. Who was the President of the United States in 1804? What did he buy from France?
  6. What happened to the size of the United States with the purchase of Louisiana?
  7. What area of North Dakota became part of the United States with the purchase of Louisiana?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Explain why David Thompson and his party carried their firewood with them between the Turtle Mountains and the Missouri River.
  2. Explain why the Louisiana Purchase has been called the “greatest bargain in U.S. history.”