Louisiana Settlers Purchase

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Also, as the settlers expanded westward, they wanted to create a new means of transportation – a railroad. In the 1850s, the United States paid Mexico 10 million dollars for a strip of land that the railroad could run through. This was a large amount of money compared to how much they paid for Louisiana. The Mexican government accepted the proposal and they ceded their lands. The purchase was the last territorial acquisition America added to the large area of the country.
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