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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He discusses his controversial first mission to France as a young and inexperienced minister to a country in the throes of a revolution, as well as subsequent missions in which he served as the key negotiator with France for the purchase of the Louisiana Territory.
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Napoleon had envisioned the Louisiana Territory as a giant farm to feed Haiti, whose slaves, sugar, and coffee were highly profitable for France.
when the Louisiana Territory is purchased from France for $15 million dollars.
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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.

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