Mississippi River & Louisiana Purchase

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest river system in North America. The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane Sale of Louisiana ) was the acquisition by the United States of America of of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803. The U.S. 5.0/5

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Our plane was so old today, the flight map displayed showed the Louisiana Purchase as the land west of the Mississippi River! 😂
Louisiana Purchase, the $15 million purchase of the French territory across the Mississippi River, doubling the size of the USA
I am so St. Louis that I am an independent city and a major United States port in eastern Missouri. My city reaches the western banks of the Mississippi River, which forms Missouri's eastern border with Illinois. At the 2010 census, our population was 319,294 and a 2013 estimate put the population at 318,416, making it the 58th-largest U.S. city in 2013 and the second largest city in the state. The St. Louis metropolitan area, known as Greater St. Louis (CSA), includes the city as well nearby areas in Missouri and Illinois and is among the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the United States with a population of 2,900,605 The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named for Louis IX of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, it became a major port on the Mississippi River. In the late 19th century, St. Louis became the fourth-largest city in the United States. It seceded from St. Louis County in March 1877, allowing it to become an independent city and limiting its ...
Louisiana History 211 students name 4 interesting facts you've read from this article? What did you learn new about Louisiana and it's being purchased to become a state in the U.S. On April 30, 1803, U.S. representatives in Paris agreed to pay $15 million for about 828,000 square miles of land that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. This deal, known as the Louisiana Purchase, nearly doubled the size of the United States. President Thomas Jefferson called it “an ample provision for our posterity and a widespread field for the blessings of freedom.” Yet it also had detractors on both the French and American sides. Two hundred ten years later, explore eight facts about the wars, negotiating tactics and lucky coincidences that made the Louisiana Purchase possible. iStockphoto.com 1. France had just re-taken control of the Louisiana Territory. French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle first claimed the Louisiana Territory, which he named for ...
TIME TRAVELING, MAY 14 1787 Delegates begin gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution. 1804 One year after the U.S. doubles its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition sets off on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. On this day, William Clark leaves Camp Dubois near present-day Wood River, Ill., and a few days later, in St. Louis, Mo., Meriwether Lewis joins the "Corps of Discovery." 1853 New Yorker Gail Borden, inventor of meat biscuits and co-plotter of the cities of Houston and Galveston, Texas, applies for a patent for his process of condensing milk by vacuum. He founds the New York Condensed Milk Company, later re-named Borden, which becomes extremely successful as his product comes into high demand with the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War in 1861. 1878 The name Vaseline is registered by chemist and petroleum jelly inventor Robert A. Chesebrough. 1897 At a ceremony where a statue of George W ...
On this day, the area known as the Ozarks officially came under jurisdiction of the United States when representatives of the young country and Napoleonic France conclude negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, a massive land sale that doubles the size of the young American republic. What was known as Louisiana Territory comprised most of modern-day United States between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains, with the exceptions of Texas, parts of New Mexico, and other pockets of land already controlled by the United States. A formal treaty for the Louisiana Purchase, antedated to April 30, was signed two days later. Beginning in the 17th century, France explored the Mississippi River valley and established scattered settlements in the region. By the middle of the 18th century, France controlled more of the modern United States than any other European power: from New Orleans northeast to the Great Lakes and northwest to modern-day Montana. In 1762, during the French and Indian War, France ceded its Am ...
Expansion westward seemed perfectly natural to many Americans in the mid-nineteenth century. Like the Massachusetts Puritans who hoped to build a "city upon a hill, "courageous pioneers believed that America had a divine obligation to stretch the boundaries of their noble republic to the Pacific Ocean. Independence had been won in the Revolution and reaffirmed in the War of 1812. The spirit of nationalism that swept the nation in the next two decades demanded more territory. The "every man is equal" mentality of the Jacksonian Era fueled this optimism. Now, with territory up to the Mississippi River claimed and settled and the Louisiana Purchase explored, Americans headed west in droves. Newspaper editor JOHN O'SULLIVAN coined the term "Manifest Destiny" in 1845 to describe the essence of this mindset. A symbol of Manifest Destiny, the figure "Columbia" moves across the land in advance of settlers, replacing darkness with light and ignorance with civilization. The religious fervor spawned by the Second Gr ...
Just in case you were wondering about Cliven Bundy's legal stance. Federal Land Ownership: Constitutional Authority and the History of Acquisition, Disposal, and Retention Summary Federal land ownership began when the original 13 states ceded their “western” lands (between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River) to the central government between 1781 and 1802. Substantial land acquisition in North America via treaties and purchases began with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and culminated with the purchase of Alaska in 1867. In total, the federal government acquired 1.8 billion acres in North America. The U.S. Constitution addresses the relationship of the federal government to lands. Article IV, § 3, Clause 2 — the Property Clause — gives Congress authority over federal property generally, and the Supreme Court has described Congress’s power to legislate under this Clause as “without limitation.” The equal footing doctrine (based on language within Article IV, § 3, Clause 1), ...
TREAT YOUR GROUP TO AN INSTANT 'PICK ME UP', A DOSE OF LAUGHTER SPEND 20 MINUTES, AN HOUR OR HALF DAY WITH... Mike Marino, Jr. "In Person” Inspirational Distinguished Toastmaster Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? The past was so interesting, however the future is pure excitement! Let’s fly down, or drive down to New Orleans. That city has pretty historic scenes. I’ll take you parade you down bourbon Street. There’s a lot of hot spots, you’ll see lots of big shots, down on bourbon Street. Three hundred years of over whelming history, the 18th state 1812. The oldest city in the Mississippi Valley at the time of the Louisiana Purchase. The city is 58 years older than the United States of America. The mighty Mississippi River. 2,350 miles long. Deepest at New Orleans, 191 feet deep. The Jazz & Heritage Festival, Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival, The spring Festa, The French quarter Festival, The Essence Festival, The Southern Decadence Festival, The French food Festiv .. ...
May 25th The Gateway Arch On this day in 1968, Vice President Hubert Humphrey dedicated the nation’s tallest monument, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The arch, soaring 630 feet above the banks of the Mississippi River, is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which honors Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase, and the pioneers who settled the West. The gleaming stainless-steel arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and German-American structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel. It stands 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument and more than twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. Construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1965, though the structure’s tram system wasn’t fully installed until 1968. In each leg, visitors can board a tram made of eight five-passenger capsules for a fourminute ride to the top. There, windows give views of the Mississippi River to the east and St. Louis to the west. St. Louis, which started as a French fur trading post i ...
"'My presentation is on the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the territory west of the Mississippi River by the United States from the French in 1804... Until it was bought by me just now. Lousiana is now Mary-Kanada. Mary-Kanada has lots of holidays: My birthday Ashley's birthday' 'Same birthday...' 'Christmas and Channnakkka...do you hear that Channnakkkan girl?' 'Kill yourself.' 'Public transport is blimps, *** people can marry because that's adorable, our state color is silk, and our state flag is Gucci. Marijuana is legal... As is cocaine, mushrooms, ecstasy... And if you take them all together, you can see our state bird, the Evil Dragon.' '..Are you on drugs right now?' 'Evil Dragon, I'm trying to give a presentation... I haven't decided on our national anthem. It's either Whip My Hair by Willow Smith or Rub My Feet by Me when I've walked a lot.'" -Very Mary-Kate
Food For Thought2: In Tulsa, Oklahoma (1921) African-Americans had a city called Greenwood in-which they owned 21churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, 2 movie theaters, hospitals, banks, post offices, libraries, schools, law offices, airport, and bus system; this is 56 years after so-called slavery had ended!!! Envy of their success, whites created a race war and upon protecting their city the national guards flew over the city and dropped bombs on it. This was not the only city that we owned that was economically successful; a so-called blackman founded the City of Chicago in 1779... Nat Turner owned the North Carolina State and a sister owned Louisiana!!! Now ask yourself, how can a man from France sell land, that he did not own to a company from England (United States)? Before the Louisiana Purchase the United States of America only existed along the "Eastern Shores!!" The land across the Mississippi River was not considered a part of the United States!
Who can be an absolute expert on the topic of the Louisiana Purchase, and inform us on some background information that led to, and that was caused because of the Louisiana Purchase?
January 22 , 2013 WESTWARD MOVE AMERICAN S DESTINY After settling the area between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River - the American West of the early nineteenth century - migrants headed beyond the Mississippi River in the l840's . The edge of settlement pushed inro the Louisiana Purchase territory and across a huge area of plains , desert , mountains , and ocean coast that had seen few American settlers before l840 . The broad expanse of the trans-Mississippi region (stretching from Mississippi Valley to the Pacific Coast) had become the new American West by mid-century . The West became a meeting ground of people from diverse cultures ; as the settlers from the eastern part of the nation , came into contact and conflict with the Indians of the Plains and the Mexicans of the Southwest . Right or wrong thet believed they had a God-given right to spread across the continent ; and impose their notions of liberty , democracy and bibical beliefs on people of those lands . In the process , t ...
Dr. John Sibley was a physician from New England who moved to Natchitoches in the year of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. He formed a relationship with Louisiana's Territorial Governor William C. C. Claiborne, and with that, began correspondence with President Thomas Jefferson. Dr. Sibley was appointed as surgeon's mate to the American troops at Natchitoches and Indian agent for the Orleans Territory. In 1803 he ascended the Red River from its mouth on the Mississippi River and described his findings to the American government. At this time, Coincoin was still living at her 68-acre plantation on the Cane/Red River between Pierre Metoyer (her former mate) and JBA St. Anne. Herein is Dr. Sibley's description of this area of the Red River, then called the Little or Cane River, and the land called "Isle Brevelle" upon which Coincoin's plantation's home site and cabin is built: "...[Dr. Sibley's expedition was paddling up the Red River from Alexandria, LA as the excerpt is begun herein]...you arrive at the sma ...
October 20 Saturday-On this day in history: In 1803, The United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase; In 1931, Mickey Mantle, Baseball player- New York Yankees, was born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma; In 1941, World War II- Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac, in German occupied Serbia,were killed by Nazi German soldiers; In 1944, General Douglas McArthur fulfilled his promise to return to the Philippines when he commanded an Allied assault on the islands, reclaiming them from the Japanese; In 1976, The ferry George Prince was struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and luling, Louisiana. Seventy eight passengers and crew died and only eighteen people aboard the ferry survived; and In 1977, A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot and co-pilot. The thought of the day," Life is a gift and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and ...
Missouri enters the Union as the 24th state--and the first located entirely west of the Mississippi River. In 1817, Missouri Territory applied for statehood, but the question of whether it would be slave or free delayed approval by Congress. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise was reached, admitting Missouri as a slave state but excluding slavery from the other Louisiana Purchase lands north of Missouri's southern border. Missouri's August 1821 entrance into the Union as a slave state was met with disapproval by many of its citizens.
The Twenty-Fifth State On June 15, 1836, Arkansas became the twenty-fifth state. Native Americans first inhabited the state and created a thriving culture along the Mississippi River around 500 A.D. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, both the Spanish and the French explored the region. The United States acquired the land from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. panorama of Little Rock Panorama of Little Rock, Arkansas, copyright 1916. Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1991 Arkansas' image has been shaped by many different forces; its physical geography probably had the greatest impact during the state's early development. Major migration routes to the West Coast bypassed the area so that Arkansas remained less densely populated, predominantly rural, and without a major urban area for the first 150 years of its existence as a territory and state. It came to be viewed as a rustic and underdeveloped region. This view was reinforced by a folktale, tune, and drawing all k ...
How's this for irony: At one time the French gave all of their territory west of the Mississippi River to Spain. Later, when France was at war with England, France took that land back in order to sell it to the Americans and use the money to fund their war with England. America didn't have enough money to buy the land so we borrowed it from England. We then used the money we borrowed from England to make the Louisiana Purchase from France and France used that same money to buy cannonballs to shoot at the English...geez!
Today in 1803 the US completed the Louisiana Purchase in which we acquired land from the Mississippi River to the Rockies. The Inflation Adjusted Price was 42 cents/acre. Compare that to land today selling for upwards of 12,000 dollars/acre.
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