Louisiana Purchase Research Paper

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The Louisiana Purchase was a purchase of the Louisiana Territory bought by President Thomas Jefferson from France without saying anything to anyone except he had the help of Robert R. Livingston, and James Monroe, who went to France to make the deal for Louisiana Territory. Jefferson bought approximately 827,000 square miles of land for $15 million dollars. This was the biggest purchase that had been ever made. He thought this was the best decision for the future growth of the United States. This purchase of the Louisiana Territory seemed like a good thing for the United States, but not everyone was happy about it. They didn’t like that Jefferson bought this much land for this much money without consulting anyone. Jefferson wasn’t surprised by the people’s anger, and knew that there was a rule in the Constitution that he had broken. Despite the people’s backlash at Jefferson, he never doubted his actions to purchase the Louisiana Territory.…show more content…
The first people to explore the Louisiana Territory were the Spaniards. Even though they discovered the land, France took most of the land…show more content…
In 1763, Britain took some of Spain’s land despite having just helped them. King Louis XV tried to give his land away to his cousin because he thought that the land wasn’t rich enough. Many Native Americans such as the Sioux lived in the region. King Louis gladly gave the land to Spain because of how expensive it was. The British wanted to defeat Spain so badly that they had the Native Americans attack them. Even though it wasn’t the Natives first choice to fight for the British, the Spanish were in their territory. Spain was defeated easily
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