Louisiana Purchase Vocabulary Word List (240)

A)Ability, Abroad, Acquire, Activity, Administration, Aggressive, Aim, Alliance, Amend, Antagonistic, Anxious, Authentic, Authority
B)Behavior, Bold, Borrowing, Boundary, Brave, Brutality, Buckboard, Bushwhacker
C)Campfire, Canadian border, Cede, Civility, Claim, Colonies, Commitment, Common-sense, Conciliatory, Consequences, Constitutional, CONTINENTAL, Control, Cooperation, Counter, Courage, Courageous, Crisis, Curt
D)Decent, Decision, Dependable, Desolate, Determination, Diplomacy, Diplomat, Dire, Dispatch, Dispute, Doubtful, Driving cattle, Drought, Dust
E)Economic, Energetic, Envoy, Epic, Event, Exhaustion, EXPEDITION, Experience, EXPLORATION
F)Face-to-face, Failure, Faith, Faithful, Farmer, Ferment, Flatboat, Foothills, Fort, Fortitude, Fortune, France, Freedom, French, FRONTIER, Frontiersman, Funds, Furor
G)Gallop, Goal, Goods, Government, Guide, Gulf of Mexico, Gully, Gunfire
H)Hard work, Hardhearted, Hardship, Hazardous, Hitch, Homestead, Horseback, Hostile
I)Idea, Idealistic, Illness, Important, Indians, Inevitable, Infamous, Infuriate, Inspiration, Intense, Interfere, INTERPRET, Invade, Issue
J)Jealousy, Jefferson (Thomas), Join, JOURNEY, Joy, Justice
K)Keel boat, Kinship
L)Land, Leader, Leather, Livestock, Livingston (Robert)
M)Maverick, Mississippi River, Monroe (James), Mount
N)Napoleon, Nation, Native Americans, NAVIGATE, Nefarious, NEGOTIATION, Notorious, Nuisance
O)Obedient, Observant, Opinionated, Opportunist, Outlet, Oxen
P)Packhorse, Peacemaker, Perceptive, PERILOUS, Perseverance, PERSISTENCE, POSSESSIONS, Posterity, Potential, Powerful, Pressure, Prevention, Pride, Priorities, PROVISION, Purchase
Q)Quarrelsome, Quest, Questions, Quick
R)Ranch, Range, Ratification, Raw, Reasonable, Rebellious, Recognition, Resolute, Resourcefulness, Resources, Rocky Mountains, Ruthless
S)Saddlebags, Save, Savvy, Scare, Scheme, Scout, Settler, Sober, Soldier, Solemn, Solitary, Sorrow, Spain, Spanish, Stampede, Staunch, Stirrups, Surly, Suspicion
T)Tack, Talent, Tallow, Teamwork, Temper, Temperament, Tenacious, Tendency, Terrain, TERRITORY, Threat, Toil, TRANSLATE, Transportation, TREACHEROUS, Treaty, Trouble
U)Ultimate, Ultimatum, Uncharted, Uncivil, Uncouth, Union, Unique, Unison, Unity, Unscrupulous
V)Valiant, Vast, Vicious, Vigilant, Vile, Visible, Vision, Vocal, Voice, Vulnerable
W)War, Wary, Weakness, Weary, Wild
Y)Yearning, Yoke
Z)Zeal, Zealous
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Louisiana Purchase Lesson Plan ideas and discussion questions
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1. Can you name the 13 states that were formed out of the original Louisiana Purchase in 1803?

2. What country agreed to give America "the right of deposit?" What does the term mean? What city was affected?

3. What boundary disputes occurred when the treaty was not specific enough?

4. Why did the Federalists object initially to the purchase?

5. Why was the Louisiana Purchase one of the most important events of Thomas Jefferson's first administration? Explain with specific reasons. offers more than 640 word lists. To see more History word lists like the Louisiana Purchase word listCommon Core Standards, 2500 pages of free content are available only online. There are no fees, no registration.