Louisiana Purchase


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Louisiana Purchase

A former territory of the western United States extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. It was purchased from France on April 30, 1803, for $15 million and officially explored by the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806).

Louisiana Purchase

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(Placename) the large region of North America sold by Napoleon I to the US in 1803 for 15 million dollars: consists of the W part of the Mississippi basin. Area: about 2 292 150 sq km (885 000 sq miles)

Loui′sian′a Pur′chase


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the territory that the U.S. purchased from France in 1803 for $15,000,000, extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada.
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Noun1.Louisiana Purchase - territory in the western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 millionLouisiana Purchase - territory in the western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million; extends from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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A nearly 10-year-long saga involving ranchers, federal agents and the Louisiana Purchase came to an end Wednesday when parties in a federal lawsuit reached a settlement.
government-sanctioned exploration and mapping of the area known as the Louisiana Purchase and lasted for roughly 29 months.
Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of the enslaved, slave owners, and free Black people and mulattos between the two former French territories.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the St Louis World's Fair, was an international event showcasing cutting-edge engineering, held in 1904.
After the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, however, the Mississippi Valley economy was slowly re-geared toward agriculture as white American settlers sought to take advantage of the area's rich riparian bottomlands.
They relate to George Washington's declaration of neutrality, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Louisiana Purchase, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the Espionage Act of 1917, Pearl Harbor and Roosevelt's request for a declaration of war, the Nazi saboteurs, Japanese internment, the Bay of Pigs invasion, Watergate, the Iran/Contra affair, the impeachment of President Clinton, the PATRIOT Act, prisoner torture during the administration of George W.
Claiborne and General James Wilkinson departed Fort Adams in Wilkinson County for New Orleans to receive the Louisiana Purchase from France.
Whitman was a major exhibitor at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (otherwise known as the St.
Cornet's journey of self-discovery is juxtaposed against the changing landscape of New Orleans and Louisiana, as instigated by the Louisiana Purchase.
Bill and the journals of Lewis and Clark to legal documents on The Louisiana Purchase, this is packed with historical references that create a powerful collection indeed.
And then, you were a map, of a pale golden color, and something like The Louisiana Purchase, of a blue-violet color, was in you, and then gone--first in you, then drifted home, to another continent.

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