The Louisiana PurchaseeBook - 2003
A renowned historians fascinating account of how the United States doubled its size In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million. The purchase, which included over 600 million acres, extended the boundaries of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Rockies, ending French colonial ambitions in North America, adding lands that would become the better part of thirteen states, and fueling the idea of Westward expansion and Manifest Destiny.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, , ©2003
Branch Call Number: 973.46 Fl
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 186 pages)