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Unformatted text preview: dates indicate when these territories became states o When we talk about the LA Purchase, keep in mind that were not simply talking about LA but AK, IL, & numerous other territories o The reason why Napoleon sold that vast amount of land is because he needed money to fund the wars he was waging in Europe; once again, the wars in Europe help the expansion of the U.S. frontier Cotton key sold throughout U.S. as well as Europe; not only was the commodity in high demand, it also, because it was in high demand, could be acquired at relatively low cost o In conjunction with the Industrial Revolution, cotton could be produced at a much greater amount o The significance is not simply in the expansion of these Southern states centered around this commodity but also in the expansion of African slavery 1776-1808 115,000 slaves imported;...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course HISTORY AMH2010 taught by Professor Rowan during the Spring '11 term at FIU.
- Spring '11