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1) Louisiana Purchase. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Louisiana Purchase, 1803, American acquisition from France of the formerly Spanish region of Louisiana. 1 Reasons for the PurchaseThe revelation in 1801 of the secret...

2) Gadsden Purchase. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States from Mexico. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) had described the U.S.-Mexico boundary vaguely, and President Pierce wanted to insure U.S. possession...

3) Silver Purchase Act. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Silver Purchase Act, see Sherman Silver Purchase Act....

4) Sherman Silver Purchase Act. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sherman Silver Purchase Act, 1890, passed by the U.S. Congress to supplant the Bland-Allison Act of 1878. It not only required the U.S. government to purchase nearly...

5) gun control. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The availability of guns is controlled by nations and localities throughout the world. In the United States the "right of the people to keep and bear arms" is guaranteed...

6) Ohio Company of Associates. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ohio Company of Associates, organization for the purchase and settlement of lands on the Ohio River, founded at Boston in 1786. Its organizers were a group of New...

7) Lewis and Clark expedition. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Lewis and Clark expedition, 1803-6, U.S. expedition that explored the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and the country beyond as far as the Pacific Ocean. 1 PurposeThomas...

8) puts and calls. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Puts and calls are both types of privileges, or options, that add flexibility to the securities market. In return for a put or call, the investor pays a fee to the...

9) Consumers' League, National. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Consumers League, National, organization designed to promote better conditions among workers by encouraging the purchase of articles made and sold under improved...

10) packaging. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Before 1800 packaging was restricted almost entirely to containment for shipping, with minimum levels of protection and preservation. Grocery bags, for example, were...

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