eBook The Louisiana Purchase, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 113507772X
  • ISBN-13: 9781135077723
  • DDC: 973.46
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation's geography and its political future. In perhaps the nation's most formative development since the Revolutionary War, the deal secured the U.S. territory that would become fifteen new states, sparked intense public argument about the American Frontier, and ensured Jefferson a complicated legacy in American history.

With special attention to the diplomatic and constitutional background of the purchase, The Louisiana Purchase examines the event in the context of the Atlantic world, including the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars in Europe, colonial revolutions in the Caribbean, and the westward expansion of the U.S. population. In five concise chapters bolstered by primary documents including treaties, letters, and first-hand observations, Robert D. Bush introduces students to the political history of this momentous land acquisition.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
The Louisiana Purchase.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Series Introduction.
Figures.
Acknowledgments.
Timeline.
Preface.
1: The Louisiana Purchase: A Global Context, Background.
2: Louisiana in Spanish Global Policy, 1762–1802.
3: Louisiana in French Global Policy, 1800–1803.
4: Louisiana in American Domestic and Global Policy, 1800–1803.
5: The Louisiana Purchase: A Global Context, Summary.
6: Documents.
7: Document 1: Treaty of San Lorenzo El Real.
8: Document 2: Secret Treaty of San Ildefonso, Spain and France, Signed October 1, 1800, Returning Louisiana Back to France in Exchange for Spanish Properties in Italy.
9: Document 3: Treaty between the United States of America and the French Republic, Agreed to April 30, 1803, for the Sale of Louisiana.
10: Document 4: Convention between the United States of America and the French Republic for the Payment of $11,250,000 to the Latter for the Purchase of Louisiana, April 30, 1803.
11: Document 5: Convention between the United States of America and the French Republic Whereby the Former Agrees to Pay Claims against the Latter Nation from Citizens of the United States for Damages Incurred during the “Quasi War” (1797–1800) in the Amount of $3,750,000, April 30, 1803.
12: Document 6: Proclamation by Don Manuel De Salcedo, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, to the Citizens Informing Them of the Colony's Transfer to France, and Advising Them of Their Opportunities, May 18, 1803.
13: Document 7: Congressional Act Enabling the President to Take Possession of the Louisiana Territory.
14: Document 8: Two Congressional Acts Authorizing the Financial Portions of the Louisiana Purchase.
15: Document 9: Letter from President Jefferson to Robert Livingston in Paris, April 18, 1802.
16: Document 10: Letter from President Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Du Pont De Nemours, April 25, 1802.
17: Document 11: Excerpts from the Memoirs of François Barbé-Marbois.
18: Document 12: From the Observations of James Pitot.
19: Document 13: Official Report from Messrs. Livingston and Monroe, to Mr. Madison, Secretary of State of the United States, Dated May 13, 1803.
Notes.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
Bibliography.
Index.
Front Cover.
The Louisiana Purchase.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Series Introduction.
Figures.
Acknowledgments.
Timeline.
Preface.
1: The Louisiana Purchase: A Global Context, Background.
2: Louisiana in Spanish Global Policy, 1762–1802.
3: Louisiana in French Global Policy, 1800–1803.
4: Louisiana in American Domestic and Global Policy, 1800–1803.
5: The Louisiana Purchase: A Global Context, Summary.
6: Documents.
7: Document 1: Treaty of San Lorenzo El Real.
8: Document 2: Secret Treaty of San Ildefonso, Spain and France, Signed October 1, 1800, Returning Louisiana Back to France in Exchange for Spanish Properties in Italy.
9: Document 3: Treaty between the United States of America and the French Republic, Agreed to April 30, 1803, for the Sale of Louisiana.
10: Document 4: Convention between the United States of America and the French Republic for the Payment of $11,250,000 to the Latter for the Purchase of Louisiana, April 30, 1803.
11: Document 5: Convention between the United States of America and the French Republic Whereby the Former Agrees to Pay Claims against the Latter Nation from Citizens of the United States for Damages Incurred during the “Quasi War” (1797–1800) in the Amount of $3,750,000, April 30, 1803.
12: Document 6: Proclamation by Don Manuel De Salcedo, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, to the Citizens Informing Them of the Colony's Transfer to France, and Advising Them of Their Opportunities, May 18, 1803.
13: Document 7: Congressional Act Enabling the President to Take Possession of the Louisiana Territory.
14: Document 8: Two Congressional Acts Authorizing the Financial Portions.