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The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase was a deal between the United States and France. The United States purchased 827,000 square miles of land for $15,000,000 in 1803.

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What is the value of a 2004 Louisiana Purchase nickel with the back struck upside down?

First verify that the back side really is struck upside-down. Hold the coin with Jefferson's face upright. Your fingers should be holding the coin on the right & left sides -- NOT at the top & bottom. Now when you flip the coin over like the page of a calendar, the shaking hands or keelboat should be right-side-up facing you. (The Jefferson head becomes upside-down on the side away from you). This is known as a "coin turn". If you were holding...
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How was the Louisiana Purchase significant?

It gave a lot of land to the U.S, almost doubling the size of America. It gave the U.S all the area between the Mississippi river and the rocky mountains. It was given from France by Napoleon. ...
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Did The republicans and federalists favor the Louisiana purchase?

Yes, they both supported it because it would strengthen the federal government and provide another way for the United States to expand ...
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What role did Great Britain play in the Louisiana Purchase?

Great Britain's war with France meant Napoleon needed money (and this was the trigger that lead Napoleon/France to sell Louisiana to the US). ...
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What was the Louisiana Purchase?

The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles (2,147,000 km2) of the French territory Louisiane in 1803. This was the entire valley of the Mississippi as claimed by the French, an area as large as the existing United States at the time. The purchase was one of the greatest real estate deals that has ever existed in the United States (along with the purchase of Alaska in 1867). President Thomas Jefferson offered 10 million dollars for...
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How much did the Louisiana Purchase cost?

The cost was 15 million US Dollars or 60 million French francs. Because this was paid in installments, the total including interest was $23,213,568. Jefferson originally sent Monroe and Livingston with $10 million to purchase New Orleans, but Napoleon offered them the whole of Louisiana for only $15 million, so they could not refuse. ...
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What states were formed from the territory gained from the Louisiana Purchase?

The Louisiana Purchase encompassed all or part of 15 current U.S. states. The land purchased contained all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Minnesota that were west of the Mississippi River, most of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, northern Texas, portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans. ...
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How did the Louisiana Purchase helped the Manifest Destiny?

It doubled the size of the United States.
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Who did the United states buy The Louisiana Purchase?

France (Napolean Bonaparte during the European wars in the early 1900s)
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What did the Louisiana Purchase achieve for the US?

the u.s bought the Louisiana territory from the French for 15 million dollars. The French closed the Mississippi river from the americans causing farmers to suffer (no way to transport goods). The purchase of this land; doubled size of amrica, set up precedents for all future land purchases, increase of knowledge in science (Lewis and Clark, it allowed the U.S to remain neutral (no fighting with the French), opened up the slavery issue, succession. ...
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What is the value of an 1803 Louisiana purchase nickel?

Uh, turn the coin over. You'll see the actual date - 2004. It's one design in the Westward Journey series minted to commemorate the 1803 Louis and Clark expedition. With mintages in the hundreds of millions, a coin you get in change has no added value (and probably never will). Uncirculated rolls are selling generally in the $3 to $5 range at coin shows. ...
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Why was the Louisiana Purchase considered a positive event?

because the people there now had more area to hunt buffalo and to live and build houses ...
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Which president served at the time of the Louisiana Purchase?

Thomas Jefferson (served 1801-1809) was President in 1803 when the Louisiana Purchase was made. Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon in give the US access to the Mississippi and the port at New Orleans. Although the Constitution did not strictly express that the U.S. could purchase land from foreign nations, Jefferson asserted that it was a part of his presidential power to make treaties. The territory expanded from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and more than doubled the size...
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Why was thomas Jefferson interested in the Louisiana purchase?

== == Jefferson was interested in buying the Louisiana Purchase because he wanted to make the United States bigger, well-fit, and stronger. He also was interested in the buying the land because he was fearful that foreign countries would control the New Orleands port. Jefferson wanted to secure the Port of New Orleans which to this day still remains as one of the most important ports in the Country. ...
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What was a result of the Louisiana purchase?

The president used powers not given to his office in the constitution.
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Who made the Louisiana Purchase?

Thomas Jefferson is the president who sponsored the Louisiana Purchase. Robert Livingstone and James Monroe were Jefferson's emissaries who actually made the deal with Napolean in 1803. ...
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How many states were in Louisiana purchase?

States Included in Louisiana Purchase Fourteen states were formed from the Louisiana Purchase. Some were parts of states, and some were entire states The states are Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and part of South Dakota. Here is more detail Included in the Louisiana Purchase were parts of 14 current U.S. states and two Canadian Provinces. The entire current states of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska were included. In addition, parts of the states of Minnesota (west of the Mississippi River), North Dakota (most...
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How did the Louisiana Purchase affect the US?

Buying Louisiana gave the US control of the Mississippi River for trading and shipping. It also opened the region to settlement, which had already begun in the valley of its tributary, the Ohio River. The expansion also fueled ambitions on other western lands, part of the philosophy of Manifest Destiny. ...
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Why were meriwether Lewis and William clark chosento lead the exploration of the louisiana purchase?

lewis was originally chosen because he was a friend of Jefferson, he was young, and he had many skills (drawing, exploring, negotiating) that he would need. lewis chose the older clark to accompany him because he was especially good at drawing maps ...
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Why were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark chosen to lead the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase?

Meriwether Lewis was first chosen to go on the Louisiana Purchase because he was President Jefferson's aide and Jefferson knew he could rely on him. Lewis would be promoted to Captain after he agreed to join. To prepare for the expedition, Lewis was sent to Philadelphia for intense training by physician Benjamin Rush, astronomer-surveyor Andrew Ellicott, botanist Benjamin Barton, anatomist Casper Wister, and mathematician Robert Patterson. For three months he was tutored in the spring of 1803. The skills that Lewis learned would...
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What were Napoleon Bonaparte's plans for the land he ended up selling in the Louisiana Purchase?

France was stripped of its cash cause of the war it was in the first place. cash and needed funds to continue the war in Europe. ...
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Louisiana purchase and manifest destiny?

connections are between land
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