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The Louisiana Purchase

Though the present-day United States stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, the shape of the nation has shifted many times over the course of its history. The year 1803 marked one of the greatest … (See Below for Full Description)
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Though the present-day United States stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, the shape of the nation has shifted many times over the course of its history. The year 1803 marked one of the greatest changes, when President Thomas Jefferson purchased 828,000 square miles from France’s Napoleon Bonaparte. This area of land, known then as the Louisiana Territory, today comprises all or part of 15 states. Buying the territory was no easy task, however. France was wrangling with political and military battles, the deal required the talents of two of Jefferson’s most talented diplomats, and even the constitutionality of such land acquisition came under fire. The Louisiana Purchase: Growth of a Nation tells the story of the purchase that opened up the possibility of American westward expansion.

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ISBN-13 978-1-60413-052-2
ISBN-10 1604130520
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0435-5
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Milestones in American History
Author Tim McNeese
Publication Date 10/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Bibliography. Further reading. Footnotes. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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