The Louisiana Purchase

By:James Ward

With land that stretches as far as the eye can see comes opportunity and new dreams that can be fufiiled with the purchase of Louisiana.

"I know that the acquisition of Louisiana has been disapproved by some ... that the enlargement of our territory would endanger its union.... The larger our association the less will it be shaken by local passions; and in any view is it not better that the opposite bank of the Mississippi should be settled by our own brethren and children than by strangers of another family?"~Thomas Jefferson

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