The Louisiana Purchase Treaty

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The Louisiana Purchase impacted the United States significantly. On April 30th of 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and Barbe Marbois in Paris, France. This was the territory that France sold to the United States.1 Both the agriculture and the economy got substantially boosted due to this territory. The Louisiana Purchase had an impact on the United States agriculturally, economically, and to advance imperialistic goals. Spain originally claimed this territory but it was also claimed by France who owned it from 1699 to 1762 until they gave it to Spain. Spain, who defeated France in the Seven Years War, took control of the territory west of the Mississippi river. Then, in 1800 France took…show more content…
Farmers invented a way of curing this tobacco, that took over 18 months to finish. This finished product was called perique. From sections of Louisiana came hogs, cattle, sheep, cotton, corn, rice, vegetables, and even some fruits. There were also some people who earned their living by raising cattle and other livestock. Cattle provided beef and leather and sheep provided mutton and wool as well as fur trade from game.5 With a rise in crops also came a rise in the economy. More crops meant more items to sell and trade. America's economy ranks number one in the world.6 But it wasn’t just crops that impacted the economy. It was elements and minerals too. Elements and minerals such as coal, copper, lead, phosphates, uranium, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, and timber for building. The United States has the largest coal reserve in the world. This accounts for 27 percent of the world’s total.7 Capital goods are approximately 28 percent of America's earnings. Consumer goods are 12 percent, vehicles nine point four, food eight point six, fuel seven point six, aircraft six, and miscellaneous is four. The United States are organized into six major divisions: Transportation, lumbering, agriculture, general trade and commerce, organized labor, and the modem economy. From the early 1800’s to the early 1900’s, the United States experienced great improvement on its transportation such as canal construction, improvements to

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