The Louisiana Purchase: A Captivating Guide to a Major Turning Point in the History of the United States of America (Hardcover)

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The Louisiana Purchase: A Captivating Guide to a Major Turning Point in the History of the United States of America (Hardcover)

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The history of the Louisiana Purchase: The greatest land deal in history


Do you know the WHOLE story about the Louisiana Purchase? From the first Europeans and Native Americans to its purchase from France and first explorations? Some people thought it cost too much and was too much land, while others saw it as the future of the United States. Who was right? Did France even have the right to sell the Louisiana Territory to the US? How did the Louisiana Territory go from being a vast wilderness to the central states? How did things end up the way they are today?


In this book, you will learn about the following:


  • Louisiana Territory under Spanish rule, French rule, and then as part of the United States
  • The reason the Louisiana Purchase happened
  • Great explorers like Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Zebulon Pike
  • Great leaders like Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, and William C.C. Claiborne
  • The conspiracy of a former vice president to conquer Louisiana
  • The top-ranking general who was also a spy
  • The real story behind Sacagawea
  • How Louisiana and Missouri became states and why it was so controversial
  • How the Louisiana Purchase played a role in the Trail of Tears and the Civil War
  • How an enslaved person became an important explorer of the American West
Product Details ISBN: 9781637168400
ISBN-10: 1637168403
Publisher: Captivating History
Publication Date: June 15th, 2023
Pages: 94
Language: English