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  • French Control Of The Western Lands
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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 tra...
  • Treaty With Spain
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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...
  • Louisiana Purchase When Thomas Jefferson
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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 explore...
  • Political Event In 1803
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    POLITICAL EVENTS: 1803 was probably one of the most important year in the history of the United States. The reason for this is the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana Purchase was the largest land purchase ever made in the United States. The Louisiana Purchase increased the national territory by about 140%; the total amount of land purchased was 828,000 sq. miles in extent. It was purchased from France for 80,000,000 francs, which is about $15 million in today's currency. These following states co...
  • Territory Of The Louisiana Purchase
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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 incr...
  • Purchase Of The Louisiana Territory
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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...
  • Entire Louisiana Territory For 15 Million Dollars
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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 ...
  • Agreement With Spain For Free Trade Rights
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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...
  • New Orleans And The Louisiana Territory
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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...

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