Research Paper On Louisiana Purchase

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The Louisiana Purchase
The Louisiana purchase was one of the biggest land purchases in history. In 1803, the United States paid around $15 million dollars for around 800,000 square miles of land. This was arguably the greatest achievement of thomas jefferson’s presidency. The louisiana territory was a wild card in the european game of imperialism. The land mass was first claimed by france, ceded to Spain in 1762, and then ceded back to France nearly 40 years later.

History in unclear whether France first offered it to the U.S. or the U.S. showed interest in it to buy it from France. In a Note to U.S. minister Robert Livingston, Thomas jefferson, The Third President said “The day that France takes possession of New Orleans…we must marry ourselves
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