Imagine that you are James Monroe. You have been sent to Paris by the President to purchase the port city of New Orleans from the French for no more than $10 million. Instead, you go over budget, spending $15 million for all of the Louisiana Territory.
Write a short letter to President Jefferson justifying your actions. Basically, why did you decide to buy all of Louisiana?
American History 1
What is a "bellringer"?
A "bellringer" is an opening activity for our class. It will usually consist of a short writing prompt related to a topic we will cover in class each day.
Read the blog post with today's opening question. Respond to the question with a paragraph of about 5 sentences.