• Louisiana Purchase United States
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    Several great American Statesmen were pivotal in shaping and molding the government of the United States. History has since forgotten some of these founding fathers. The ones remembered throughout history are those we hold up for their accomplishments. Thomas Jefferson is one of the American Statesmen that stands out from the rest as being one of the greatest contributors to our present form of government. Historian Robert Tucker described Jefferson's life as being a paradox. He was a slave hol...
  • Million Dollars Purchase Napoleon Louisiana
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    Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was done in the year 1803. In this purchase the United States of America paid fifteen million dollars to get all the land west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains. This transaction was done between Thomas Jefferson and the great Napoleon. The benefits that the United States of America experienced from this purchase were numerous. For one, it gave the U. S. complete control of the Mississippi, which in tern helped many farmers with t...
  • Bonnie And Clyde Famous Cases
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    Clyde Champion Barrow and his companion, Bonnie Parker, were shot to death by officers in an ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934, after one of the most colorful and spectacular manhunts the Nation had seen up to that time. Barrow was suspected of numerous killings and was wanted for murder, robbery, and state charges. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), then called the Bureau of Investigation, became interested in Barrow and his paramour late in December, 1932...
  • The Louisiana Purchase United States
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    By: joe The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the French province of Louisiana by the United States in 1803. The province stretched from the Mississippi River westward to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico northward to Canada, covering an area equal to that of the United States, prior to the purchase. Except for the Mississippi River on the east and Canada on the north, the boundaries were indefinite. The United States also claimed West Florida between the Mississippi and Perdi...
  • Messiah Of The Masses
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    Glen Jeansonne, MESSIAH OF TH MASSES; HUEY LONG AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION, (Addison-Wesley Longman Publishers, N. Y. , 1993, 204 pp. ). Jeansonne was born into a Cajun family in 1946. He grew up in New Roads, Louisiana, and earned his bachelor's degree from the UL Lafayette (then- University of Southwestern Louisiana) in 1968. After relieving his Ph. D. in history at Florida State University in 1973, he taught at Williams College in Massachusetts and the University of Michigan before he became a...
  • Kids On Death Row
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    Even though they are just kids, should they be tried as adults The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the execution of children as young as sixteen is not cruel and unusual punishment. Out of thirty-eight states with the death penalty, thirteen have set the minimum age for death at eighteen; four states set the minimum at seventeen; nine set the minimum age at sixteen; twelve have no minimum age specified. In 1996, prosecutors in the state of Mississippi sought the death penalty for juve...
  • Beau Boutan Black Gaines Men
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    A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest J. Gaines is a great novel about race relations in the south. The novel begins with a child narrator who relates the report that there has been a shooting on a Louisiana plantation, and a white, Cajun farmer Beau Boutan, is dead. He has been killed in the yard of an old black worker, Mathu. Because of the traditional conflict between Cajuns and blacks in South Louisiana, the tension in the situation and the fear of the black people is immediately felt in the nov...
  • Louisiana Purchase United States
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    Louisiana Purchase When Thomas Jefferson became president of the United States in 1801, he dreamed of sending an expedition to explore the little-known territory west of the Mississippi river. Between 1783 and 1792 Jefferson has encouraged plans for three expeditions. All three expeditions failed. In January, 1803, he asked Congress for $2, 500 to pay for an expedition that might journey as far as the Pacific Ocean. The request was approval and kept secret because most of the region to be explo...
  • United States Jefferson Purchase Louisiana
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    Claire Beguin Bennett Module 3 - The Formative Years of the New Nation, 1820-1860 The Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was the largest land transaction for the United States, and the most important event of President Jefferson's presidency. Jefferson arranged to purchase the land for $11, 250, 000 from Napoleon in 1803. This land area lay between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. The purchase of this land greatly in...
  • Plessy Vs Ferguson Fourteenth Amendment
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    Plessy vs. Ferguson The case of Plessy vs. Ferguson started when a 30-year-old colored shoemaker named Homer Plessy was put in jail for sitting in the white car of the East Louisiana Railroad on June 7, 1892. Even though Plessy was only one-eighths black and seven-eighths white, he was considered black by Louisiana law. Plessy didn't like this idea, and so he went to court and argued in the case of Homer Adolph Plessy v. The State of Lousiana that the Separate Car Act, which forced segregation o...
  • Eighteenth Amendment Citizens Illegal People
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    The eighteenth amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified in the year 1919. This amendment made buying, selling, and producing alcoholic beverages illegal. However, this amendment did not stop some on the citizens in the United States, this included some of Louisiana's own citizens. Even though the making and selling of beer and wine was illegal the citizens did not seem to care to much. The majority of the people, who brewed their own beer and wine at home, and even the people who...
  • Louisiana Purchase United States
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    Louisiana Purchase I believe that the Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest impacts on American society because of the large amount of land and how it helped our economy. Int his report you will see how lucky that the United States is to have obtained this large piece of land from France. Their are many reasons why Napoleon had to sell this large piece of land. Napoleon thought that this land could be a great asset to the French if they knew what to do with it. He didn't want to sell the Lo...
  • Lewis And Clark Expedition Crew One
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    The Lewis and Clark expedition was an early expedition of the vast wilderness of what is now the northwestern United States. The expedition was spon cered by the United States government and led by U. S. army officers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Meriwether was the explorer while William was the map maker. Lewis started the expedition on the fourteenth of May and picked up Clark in St. Louis. They departed St. Louis on the thirty-first up the Missouri River. Along the route they ran int...
  • Louisiana Purchase United States
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    No biography of my life would be complete without a chapter on the Louisiana Purchase. As President I made many important decisions. One of the most important was the decision to make the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana Purchase nearly doubled the size of the United States and made this great country one of the largest nations in the world. Before the Louisiana Purchase, the United States was made up of thirteen colonies. Louisiana and the port of New Orleans were under Spanish rule. The port...
  • Argumentative Essay On Louisiana Purchase
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    The Louisiana purchase resulted from the fear that the United States would lose its free trade rights in the Louisiana territory. America had an agreement with Spain for free trade rights that resulted from Pickney's treaty of 1795 which granted American farmers the right to ship cargoes without paying tolls. Spain granted American merchants the right to transport goods from New Orleans to Atlantic ports without paying export duties. Since trading the Louisiana territory to France for land in Eu...
  • Mexican Hisotry United States
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    The conflict that erupted between the two countries where a direct result of different nation policies. The United States had a policy of westward expansion, while Mexico had a policy of self protection. The Americans never had a written policy of expansion. What they had was the idea of "Manifest Destiny." Manifest Destiny was the belief that the United States had the right to expand westward to the Pacific ocean. On the other hand, Mexico was a new country wanting to protect itself from outsid...
  • The Louisiana Purchase United States
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    America has always been known as the land of the free and the home of the brave. It was those brave, living in the United States, who changed the future of the country when it was first developing. They were the ones who starved for adventure, who burned with desire to explore the unknown, who knew the West was waiting for them. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, was a perfect example of the dreams that he and many other Americans shared. It sat facing the land that everyone so desperately wis...
  • Sufficient Knowledge Denied Allegations Paragraph
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    CIVIL SUIT NUMBER 2002-4187 A BRYAN JOSEPH MAYEUX, ET UX 12 TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT VS. PARISH OF AVOYELLES LAMBERT'S CONTRACTORS, INC. , ET AL STATE OF LOUISIANA FILED: DY. CLK. ANSWER NOW INTO COURT through undersigned counsel comes THE CITY OF MARKSVILLE and for Answer to the Second Supplemental and Amending Petition of Bryan Joseph Mayeux and Amy Lemoine Mayeux with respect represents: 1. Except to admit that the CITY OF MARKSVILLE is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana whic...
  • Louisiana Purchase United States
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    Forever changing the geographical makeup of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase has come to be regarded as the most important real estate deal in history. While France would use the proceeds from the sale to fund a war it would eventually lose, the young United States of America would continue its westward expansion, eventually becoming the most powerful nation in the world. During the negotiation for the Louisiana Territory, the Americans originally sensed the situation's urgency. However...
  • American Expansion States Purchase One
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    In a sense, the United States has been "expansionistic' from its very beginning. The 13 English colonies, clinging to the eastern seaboard, were determined to push westward despite all natural and political obstacles. Once established as a nation, the United States went about acquiring even more land, including Florida, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Mexican Cession. The expansion associated with the late nineteenth century was just one chapter in a long book. One can begin writting a paper abo...