Louisiana Territory


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Louisiana Territory

 

the name given to the extensive area of the Mississippi Basin from the late 17th to the early 19th century. When the Spanish arrived there in the 16th century the area was inhabited by Indians. By the end of the 17th century the French had begun to colonize the region. After the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) France was compelled to cede eastern Louisiana to Great Britain and western Louisiana to Spain. Eastern Louisiana became part of the USA at the time of the country’s formation, and in 1800 the western part of Louisiana again passed to France. In 1803 the USA bought western Louisiana from France for $15 million. The territory was eventually divided into a number of states of the USA, and most of the Indian population was exterminated by the colonizers.

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To Thomas's surprise, France offered to sell the entire Louisiana Territory.
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From brigadier general, he rose in five years to become the nation's ranking Army officer and, in 1805 to 1806, he served as governor of the Louisiana Territory.
When Lewis died he was governor of Louisiana Territory, a post given him by America's third president Thomas Jefferson, who, like Lewis, had Welsh ancestry.
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