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Luis Lara Professor Standley History 111 28 July 2015 Louisiana Purchase achievement The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory (828,000 square miles) by the United States from the French in the year of 1803. The United States paid approximately fifty million francs and a cancellation of many debts worth eighteen million francs. The Louisiana Purchase territory included land from fifteen current U.S. states and two Canadian provinces . The territory included land such as states like Arkansas , Missouri , Iowa , Oklahoma , Kansas , and Nebraska ; the portion of Minnesota west of the Mississippi River ; a large portion of North Dakota ; a large portion of South Dakota ; the northeastern section of New Mexico ; the northern portion of Texas ; the area of Montana , Wyoming , and Colorado east of the Continental Divide ; Louisiana west of the Mississippi River plus New Orleans ; and small section of land within the present Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan . In a personal perspective, the Louisiana Purchase has been the greatest accomplishment in the U.S. history. The reason why it has been a beneficial accomplishment in today’s date is because of the fact that the expansion gave the country is stronger value and Thomas Jefferson’s motive was very precise with it’s goal. To begin with, the west side conquered thanks to the Louisiana Purchase gave so many outcomes to the people and the country. The expansion of the country permitted people from different cultures to unite and work together to become a dominant population. More jobs and opportunities were given for the American people and new cultures respected each other. In addition to the outcomes of the Louisiana Purchase, Thomas Jefferson was very precise with his decision and predictions. Jefferson bought the land because he had
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thought there was going to be much stronger natural resources. Thomas also believed it could expand America, there would be better trade, better hunting and better land compared to the western side because of the large amount of mountains. By accomplishing the Louisiana Purchase, Thomas Jefferson went against his own philosophy concerning anti-federalism and a strict interpretation of the Constitution, but felt that the purchase was necessary to avoid a potential future war with France who controlled the port in Louisiana. Thomas Jefferson thought the purchase would lead to a more agrarian society.
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