Louisiana Purchase Research Paper

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The bloody trail to the Louisiana purchase
The Louisiana Purchase has its beginnings going back to a lot of bloodshed and sacrifice on both sides of the tally sheet. Let us start with the War of Jenkins’ Ear, war between Great Britain and Spain that began in October 1739 and eventually merged into the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48). It was incited by an incident that took place in 1738 when Captain Robert Jenkins appeared before a committee of the House of Commons and exhibited what he alleged to be his own amputated ear, cut off in April 1731 in the West Indies by Spanish coast guards, who had boarded his ship, pillaged it, and then set it adrift. Public opinion had already been aroused by other Spanish outrages on British ships,
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with colonial rivalries still heated between The second was the colonial rivalries between Britain, France and Spain, this was known in America as the French and Indian War. The French and Indian War was the American phase of a worldwide nine years’ war (1754–63) fought between France and Great Britain. (The more-complex European phase was the Seven Years’ War [1756–63].) It determined control of the vast colonial territory of North America. Three earlier phases of this extended contest for overseas mastery included King William’s War (1689–97), Queen Anne’s War (1702–13), and King George’s War…show more content…
French and Indian War (1754-1763)
Hubertusburg, Treaty of, 15 February 1763
Kloster-Zeven, Convention of, 8 September 1757
Paris, Treaty of, 10 February 1763
St. Petersburg, treaty of, 5 May 1762
Seven Years War (1754-1763)
All this leads us to The Louisiana Purchase. On April 30, 1803 the nation of France sold 828,000 square miles (2,144,510 square km) of land west of the Mississippi River to the young United States of America in a treaty commonly known as the Louisiana Purchase. President Thomas Jefferson, in one of his greatest achievements, more than doubled the size of the United States at a time when the young nation 's population growth was beginning to quicken. This could not have happened unless all that blood shed had not
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