Westward Settlement-Up After Revolutionary War

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Westward settlement picked up after the Revolutionary War. More than 1 million settlers lived in between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains by 1800. Many of our western settlers were farmers, they relied on the Mississippi River to ship their goods to the East. The Spanish had threatened to close the port for American ship a billion of times! Then major news came to us and our President, Thomas Jefferson. Spain had covertly given France New Orleans and the rest of the Louisiana Territory!

President Jefferson worried what would happen if France controlled New Orleans? He believed he should buy New Orleans from France. President Jefferson directed Robert Livingston and James Monroe to buy New Orleans. When the two men got to
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