Securing America

4 things that secured and created Americas borders were The Louisiana Purchase, Convention of 1818, Adams-Onis Treaty and Webster-Ashburton Treaty. TheLouisiana  Purchase was when America bought All the land from west of Louisiana to the Rocky Mountains for 15 million dollars from France. The Adams-Onis treaty purchased Florida from Spain and secured a border from Rocky Mountains to Pacific Ocean. The Webster-Ashburton Treaty resolved border issues between U.S and British North American colonies.  The Convention of 1818 was signed by America and Britain to secure a border between Canada and America.

"It is the case of a guardian, investing the money of his ward in purchasing an important adjacent territory; and saying to him when of age, I did this for your own good." -Thomas Jeferson about the Louisiana Purchase

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