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Daemon
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The Louisiana Purchase

Early American settlers in the western territories depended on the Mississippi River's port of New Orleans for commerce. When Spain retroceded New Orleans to France in 1800, Americans feared their access to the river would be blocked, so President Thomas Jefferson sent negotiators to broker a deal for the port city. Why did Napoleon ultimately sell the entire Louisiana territory, including New Orleans, to the US for only about 4 cents per acre, or a sum total of $15 million? More...
striker
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great deal evry and we increase are country by 50%
GreenBanana
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How much of history is just a bunch of colored lines?
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:23:48 PM

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Most of the purchased land became political "Red States" Except for that, President Jefferson made a good deal. Here's a thought. The purchase was unconstitutional therefore all those red blotches are not really legal states. I better email Fox News. This could be big.
Gary98
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some bargain
TB Turtle
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Wish I could find such a Great sale. BBB, I think your puppy is chewing the rug!
Fredric-frank Myers
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Tw's a good buy, at the time, but the people that live there now really aren't worth their salt, sad to say; I wonder why?
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:27:56 PM

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Fredric-frank Myers wrote:
Tw's a good buy, at the time, but the people that live there now really aren't worth their salt, sad to say; I wonder why?


I agree, Fred. They take big hand outs from the federal government and claim they are independent. With out the federal dole most of those states would be third world governments. Talk about denial ideology. Those states bite the hand that feeds them and are smug about it! Montana has a negative GNP. It would be Hati with the other states to prop it up.
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