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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

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Locating the Site

Map 1a: The French claim to North America, 1754.
[Map 1a] with link to higher quality map.

Map 1b: Spanish claims, 1763.[Map 1b] with link to higher quality map.

Map 1c: The Louisiana Purchase, 1803.[Map 1c] with link to higher quality map.

Questions for Maps 1a, 1b, & 1c

*Refer to a modern map of the United States while answering the following questions.

1. How many states appear to be in the area of the original French claim?

2. Is your community in the Mississippi Valley? along one of the other rivers in the French claim? in Spanish Louisiana? in the area of the Louisiana Purchase?

3. Is there a difference in the size and area of Spanish Louisiana and the Louisiana Purchase? Why?

* The maps on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Map 1a, Map 1b, and Map 1c, but be aware that each file may take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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