What President signed The Gadsden Purchase?
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Asked in History of the United States
How the territory was acquired the gadsden purchase?
How did the US obtain the Gadsden Purchase?
The Gadsden Purchase was obtained by negotiating with Mexican ruler President Santa Anna. For a price of $10 million, James Gadsden, headed the negotiations. After the US Senate gave its approval, US President Franklin Pierce signed the purchase agreement on June 24, 1853. The purchase was intended to be necessary for the construction of a transcontinental railway from New Orleans to the West coast.
Asked in US Presidents, Franklin Pierce
What land was acquired in President Franklin Pierce's term?
Asked in History, Politics & Society, History of the United States, US Senators and Representatives, Franklin Pierce
What are some important people that were part of the Gadsden Purchase?
The Gadsden Purchase was negotiated in 1853 by James Gadsden. Mexico sold the United States a piece of land in what is now Arizona and New Mexico, in exchange for $10 million. This treaty helped to resolve some unsettled issues from the Mexican-American War and also strengthened the South's claim to the transcontinental railroad (there had been much debate about where this should be located). Some key people include: James Gadsden (the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico) President Franklin Pierce (signed the treaty) Jefferson Davis (Pierce's Secretary of War, who strongly influenced this agreement) William Marcy (Pierce's Secretary of State, who instructed Gadsden as to what provisions to push for) Santa Anna (Mexican president who signed the treaty)