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Discuss the factors that led to the Louisiana Purchase. Why was Jefferson reluctant to agree to the purchase? Why did he ultimately agree to it? Why was the purchase significant?

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Discuss the factors that led to the Louisiana Purchase. Why was Jefferson reluctant to agree to the purchase? Why did he ultimately agree to it? Why was the purchase significant?

Posted by KarmaDyron | Posted at May 11, 2002 | Categories: History

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JamieJamieJamie
JamieJamieJamie

The Louisiana Purchase was made possible because France was in financial need for its military campaigns.  Jefferson was first hesitant because if Napoleon decides to exert his claim on Louisiana then the Americans would have to contend with him but Jefferson decided to buy the area from Napoleon who agreed.  This led to the increase in size of the United States and the eventual westward expansion by settlers.

May 11, 2002 07:22

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