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The United States territory stretched as far as the Mississippi River. The territory on the other side called the Louisiana Territory was owned by Spain.
Americans sent pioneers to explore new lands.
The Spanish first allowed American goods to move freely in the Louisiana Territory but Spain stopped allowing the goods to come.
Napoleon needed money to finance his war with Britain so his sold the Louisiana Territory to the United States.
The Federalists in the Northeast were troubled because they feared the westward expansion would weaken England’s power in politics and economics.
The Louisiana Purchase doubled the United States size.
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