he Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana purchase resulted from the fear that the United States would lose its free trade rights in the Louisiana territory. America had an agreement with Spain for free trade rights that resulted from Pickney's treaty of 1795 which granted American farmers the right to ship cargoes without paying tolls. Spain granted American merchants the right to transport goods from New Orleans to Atlantic ports without paying export duties. Since trading the Louisiana territory to France for land in Europe, Spain no longer controlled the area there for it voided all agreements for the free trade of America in the Louisiana area.... [tags: History]
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The Louisiana Purchase - Module 3 - The Formative Years of the New Nation, 1820-1860 The Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was the largest land transaction for the United States, and the most important event of President Jefferson's presidency. Jefferson arranged to purchase the land for $11,250,000 from Napoleon in 1803. This land area lay between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. The purchase of this land greatly increased the economic resources of the United States, and proved Jefferson had expansionist dreams by doubling the size of the United States.... [tags: essays research papers]
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Louisiana Purchase - Louisiana Purchase I believe that the Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest impacts on American society because of the large amount of land and how it helped our economy. In this report you will see how lucky that the United States is to have obtained this large piece of land from France. Their are many reasons why Napoleon had to sell this large piece of land. Napoleon thought that this land could be a great asset to the French if they knew what to do with it. He didn’t want to sell the Louisiana territory because he still had...
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