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The Louisiana Purchase occurred in 1803 when the United States bought the Louisiana territory from France for $15 million. The purchase was one of the crowning achievements of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency and doubled th... More »

One fun and interesting fact about the Louisiana Purchase is that the land in question sold for less than 3 cents per acre; another fun fact is that the U.S. didn't have sufficient funds to pay for it, so it had to borro... More »

Interesting facts about cities in Louisiana include that Baton Rouge has the tallest state capitol building in the United States, and Metairie is home to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the longest bridge over water in ... More »

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The major benefits of the Louisiana purchase were the vast expansion of the territory of the United States and the acquisition of an abundance of natural resources for a modest price. It removed France as a colonizing pr... More »

The causes of westward expansion were the purchase of the Louisiana territory from France, the Lewis and Clark expedition, President Thomas Jefferson's vision of expanding into the available land to create an "empire of ... More »

One fun and interesting fact about the Louisiana Purchase is that the land in question sold for less than 3 cents per acre; another fun fact is that the U.S. didn't have sufficient funds to pay for it, so it had to borro... More »

Acadians settled in Louisiana after being persecuted and forced to leave their homes during the French and Indian War between England and France. While some of the Acadians went back to France, many traveled south to the... More »