Louisiana Purchase Research Paper

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The Louisiana Purchase was the addition of the Louisiana Territory previously owned by France to the United States. This expansion doubled the size of the nation. We also gained a big chunk of land from the Mexican-American War. The new America was divided into many new states such as California and Utah, which all had citizens with conflicting viewpoints in the issue of the servitude of the black race. In the course of history, little did they knew that our destiny to expand from coast to coast was to manifest in the most gruesome, and vicious battles the nation had ever been involved in, resulting over 620,000 deaths.
Slavery As It Is, 1839, by Theodore D. Weld claims how the slaves in our country are treated with “barbarous inhumanity.” Weld states “they are often made to wear round their necks iron collars armed with prongs, to drag heavy chains and weights by their feet while working in their field.” These words of the famous Massachusetts born abolitionist contradicts with the belief of George Fitzhugh, a southerner. Fitzhugh believes “the negro slaves of the south are the happiest, and, in some sense, the freest people in the world,” as stated in his book Cannibals All?, 1839. These two contrary
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This new legislative opened new lands for settlements, and when the new lands joined the Union, this act gave the new settlers the right to determine through popular sovereignty whether they wanted to be a free or a slave state. This outraged the Northern Abolitionists that thought popular sovereignty would spread slavery across the newly founded states. The Northern Abolitionists started to send anti-slavery citizens to settle at Kansas. This pissed the Southerners and they as well send their people to make things harder for the Abolitionists. They fought against each other, piling up many deaths and casualties, which made it to the newspaper headlines as, “Bleeding

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