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  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase is an event that caused a great deal of controversy during the early 1800s. This vast tract of land was purchased by Mr. Thomas Jefferson before the government had a chance to approve it. Congress did indeed approve this purchase, but it was only after they decided not to analyze the constitution too in-depth. This is the very reason that so many Americans were split on this issue. Despite the controversy, one thing is certain, the Louisiana Purchase has opened our eyes and helped us gain a better knowledge on how our constitution works. It has also changed how we view the way our nation acquires land. A man that goes by the name of “Phocion” stated, “It is notorious that the people of the United States are at this time…

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  • Disadvantages Of The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchased was one of the most important event is American History. Before the purchase, the U.S president James Monroe traveled to Paris to help Robert Livingston in the Louisiana Purchase negotiation. Around April, after James Monroe arrived, the French asked Livingston if the United States were interested to purchase all of the Louisiana Territory. On the year of 1803, the United States successfully bought approximately 827,000 square miles of land of the Mississippi River for…

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  • Louisiana Purchase Analysis

    The Louisiana Purchase Negotiations and the Constitutionality of the Purchase The negotiations pertaining to the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory from France began prior to Robert Livingston departing for formal dialogues in France with Bonaparte. The earliest stage was when Livingston went to France to engage in an intake process to determine Frances plan for the Louisiana Territory. Prior to the final negotiations, Livingston made intense efforts to tap into what the French were hiding…

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  • What Are The Causes Of The Louisiana Purchase

    There were many territorial gains made by the United States between 1800 and 1860; some of those include; Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Florida, Missouri Compromise, and the Westward Expansion which included Texas and Oregon, and California Gold Rush. The pressure of fast population increase between 1800 and 1860 greatly; “just from 1800 to 1820 it increased from 5.3 million to 9.6 million” due to births and immigration rates (Brinkley, 2012, p.218). Each and every one of these purchases brought…

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  • Moral Dilemmas Of The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase Thomas Jefferson was an active hero, a spokesman for democracy, and the third president of these United States of America. As president, he was always faced with diversity; whether it was dealing with the Barbary pirates in the middle east, belligerent British trade policies, and even the greatest acquirement of all time: the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana purchase was one of the best procurements that could have happened to this great nation. That is why The purchase…

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  • Louisiana Purchase Essay

    Introduction: The Louisiana Purchase, that was signed in 1803, was a land deal between the US and France, in which the US acquired 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississipi River for $15 million. The Louisiana territory included land from fifteen present US states and two Canadian provinces. The territory contained land that forms Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska; the portion of Minnesota west of the Mississippi River; a large portion of North Dakota;…

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  • The Louisiana Purchase Analysis

    America in a trade deal with Napoleon and the French occupants. The Louisiana Purchase is studied in United States History as one of the largest real-estate deals our nation has encountered, and while this is the case, some truths behind this monumental transaction have been omitted from factual knowledge. Many Americans are taught of Thomas Jefferson and his plan to carry out the…

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  • Benefits Of The Louisiana Purchase

    We would not be the thriving nation that has come to be today if not for the quagmire the Thomas Jefferson found himself in 1803 contemplating the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France. ”At the time of purchase, Jefferson was concerned about the constitutionality of making a land acquisition without adding a covering amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The law of the land, however, did give the president treaty-making power, and the Louisiana Purchase was ratified into law as a treaty…

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  • Louisiana Purchase

    dollars acquiring approximately 827,000 square miles of land West of the Mississippi River. With this purchase the United States doubled in size and eventually purchased and owned 828,000,000 square miles of France. This land deal was known as the Louisiana Purchase. It was the single largest purchase of land ever acquired by the United States as well as the cheapest. Not only did it doubled the size of the country, but also extended commerce trade. It is also known as one of the largest land…

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  • Reasons For Louisiana Purchase

    $15 million Thats how much the Louisiana purchase cost. Around 1758-1831 Jefferson sent future U.S. president James Monroe to Paris to aid Livingston in the New Orleans purchase talks. Shortly before Monroe's arrival the French asked Livingston if the United States wanted to purchase the Territory of Louisiana. One of the main reasons the Louisiana purchase was important is because The it gave the U.S. control of the Mississippi River and the city of New Orleans. They were used by…

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