From the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 to the time of the Gadsden Purchase, westward expansion was a fuel to the issue of slavery extension to the West, causing sectionalism to increase between the North and South. Although westward expansion was one of the factors that accelerated sectionalism between the North and the South, other factors such as the imbalance between the states, the gag rule, the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Compromise of 1850, the tariff of Abomination, popular sovereignty, and many more played their roles in the sectionalism between the North and the South. The more the United States grew and expanded westward, more factors appeared to hinder the growth of slavery, causing the South to threaten to secede from the Union due to their pro-slavery views. Westward expansion was one of the ideas that was thought to bring economic boost, and the very first westward expansion was the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
In 1803 the Louisiana Purchase had a humongous effect on the United States at this point in history. This investment caused the U.S. to double in size overnight. Our borders had become at least twice the size they were before the acquisition. At first Jefferson was planning to acquire New Orleans, he wanted the farmers to be able to sell their wares in other countries.
In the year 1819 there were 11 Free states and 11 slave states keeping the balance kept it out argument there was no problem until hit Missouri and it then became a huge debate. Missouri compromise. Thomas Jefferson knell of the union felt the line would destroy the nation. President Polk had 4 major goals reduce traffis on imports, reestablish independent treasury, settle disputes with Brittan over Oregon, and acquire California and New Mexico as part of the United States. During this time California’s population grew extremely fast do to the gold rush.
The Louisiana Purchase was a “land deal” made between France and the U.S. in December of 1803, where France sold America 828,000 miles of land along the west side of the Mississippi River for 15 million dollars (approximately 4 cents per acre). People regard it as Thomas Jefferson’s greatest achievement because of how drastically it changed the United States. The purchase greatly expanded America and brought many other benefits along with it. Although it was definitely a major benefit to the United States, even Jefferson had his doubts about the purchase. But despite many doubts, the U.S. made the decision to ratify the purchase, and because of that decision, America has changed for the better.
Slavery developed into a highly addressed and matter during the Revolutionary era, which resulted from important political figures such as Thomas Paine, and more importantly by the Revolutionary War. As the war began it became clear that in order to obtain victories the British would need to employ uncommon tactics to recruit more soldiers. The British army did this by offering slaves liberty in exchange for their service to the British army. The colonies, however had multiple tactics in gaining more soldiers as well, such as buying the slaves’ freedom or by paying them to fight in the war. Slavery also during the Revolution resulted in individuals beginning to question slavery and whether it was morally acceptable to continue its practice.
1803 is when the events of the louisiana purchase took place, In what was known as the Louisiana Territory was once stretching from the Mississippi river to the Rocky Mountain in the west and from the gulf of mexico in the south to the canadian border in the north. Part of the 15 states were eventually created from the land deal, of which was considered as one of Thomas Jefferson 's Greatest Achievements during his presidency. The Louisiana purchase was finalized on April 30th of 1803. Napoleon had agreed to the sale of the Louisiana purchase on the behalf of France. Spain had bought the land on October 1st, 1800 during the secret Treaty of San ildefonso.
How the Civil War Came to Be Was the Civil War very “civil” at all? The Civil War had many factors that led into it but there was one major factor that started the war. Slavery was one of the biggest factors in the Civil War. There was a big issue that divided the North and South which was slavery. The wide spread of slavery was a big deal to most Americans; but some were not the biggest fans of the concept.
As previously mentioned, the Louisiana Purchase had significant impacts on the size, territory and history of the United States. The purchase that would currently translate to 50 cents per acre (in dollars) increased the size of the United States by 828,000 square miles. Through this purchase, the country increased by ten states and parts of three more states (Wills par, 1). The Louisiana Purchase reflected the increased measures to ensure the growth of the United States and its eventual control and rise to become the world’s super power. Prior to the Louisiana Purchase, many Americans were dreaming of having a bigger country and believed that the United States would grow to become an even greater nation (Landau, p.5).
slave trade to work in the tobacco fields. Tobacco was a lucrative crop at the time and the need for tobacco grew and so did the need for people (slaves) to work in the tobacco fields. However, this was not the only need for slaves, as slaves were bought for different reason and performed different jobs. The first group of slaves eventually earned their freedom and became slave owners themselves, but that did not last very long before slavery became race-based slavery system. Still, slavery was not as harsh as it would become years into the future and more particularly in the south and as it worsen in response to several attempted rebellion by slaves or runaway slaves.
Introduction: The Civil War is definitely the bloodiest battle fought in the history of America. As a result the war ended and halted many years of slavery in the country, and it also made a great deal of many political and social changes. Although slavery was the major cause, so to speak, it was definitely not the only cause of the Civil War.