The land seemed endless. It was dirt cheap. It was a deal too good to be true! But it was true! And today, the heartland of America is what is because President Jefferson knew a good deal when he saw one. With this book, kids of all ages will have front-row seats for the closing of the biggest real estate deal in history! This book describes fascinating facts and fun activities your students will love! The American Milestone series are a favorite among teachers nationwide! Each book includes ideas for lesson plans, hands-on activities, biographies, fascinating facts and stories. Your students will be amazed as they study the Louisiana Purchase. The American Milestone series meets national and social studies standards. This 32-page book is reproducible and educational.