The Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion, 1st Edition

  • Jeremy Klar
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  • ISBN-10: 1508100365
  • ISBN-13: 9781508100362
  • DDC: 973.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The Louisiana Purchase stands out in American history for a number of reasons. It was the largest acquisition of land in United States' history. It was also the first time a president obtained new territory by purchase. But, perhaps most important, it fueled the American drive for westward expansion -- a powerful force in U.S. culture and politics for the remainder of the 19th century. This authoritative title presents that history in depth, contextualizing the Louisiana Purchase and examining how it affected the early development of America, bringing this episode of American history to life for a new generation of readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: European Exploration and Settlement of Louisiana.
2: The Louisiana Purchases.
3: Lewis and Clark Expedition.
4: Westward Expansion and its Effects.
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