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The United States was expanded through the Louisiana Purchase, which not only stimulated westward

expansion, but also raised various questions regarding what it meant to be a United States Citizen. From the time period starting October 1803 which was the ratification of the Louisiana Purchase treaty to the granting of Louisiana statehood in 1812, the concept of American citizenship changed during this period.

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