Louisiana Purchase Essay

1024 Words Dec 5th, 2001 5 Pages
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. In this 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 Louisiana territory because he still had dreams of having a French empire in America. At this point in time Napoleon's dream would never come true because France was almost always at war. They didn't have enough troops to
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This land is able to grow many different crops such as: flour, tobacco, cotton, corn, potatoes, apples, and carrots for a few. The ports in New Orleans were a very big asset to the Americans because it would make it easier to trade, import, and export goods from other countries.
With New Orleans and Florida included in the Louisiana Purchase gave the Americans many different ports for trading. This also helped the United States Navy, with all these new ports the Americans could strengthen their defense and improve the navy. At this time the French were very poor and needed the money so Jefferson knew he would get this piece of land for a very cheap price. For fifteen million dollars the United States acquired Florida, the Mississippi river, New Orleans, Rocky Mountains, sea ports , and the miles and miles of rich farmland all came with the Louisiana Purchase. All in all everything went smoothly, but there was one minor problem with this treaty. The problem was that Jefferson still did not how much land that he actually purchased. He knew it was a lot but, did not know the exact specifications or were it started and ended.
Spain and the United States disputed over what land each one of them would get. The main issue in this dispute was, who would get Florida and who would get Texas.
Eventually United States gave up claims to Texas so Spain could claim Texas. After
Spain gained Texas they gave up claims to Florida. The United

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