The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase was a deal between the United States and France. The United States purchased 827,000 square miles of land for $15,000,000 in 1803.

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The Louisiana Purchase

What is the value of a 2004 Louisiana Purchase nickel with the back struck upside down?

First verify that the back side really is struck upside-down. Hold the coin with Jefferson's face upright. Your fingers should be holding the coin on the right & left sides -- NOT at the top & bottom. Now when you flip the coin over like the page of a calendar, the shaking hands or keelboat should be right-side-up facing you. (The Jefferson head becomes upside-down on the side away from you). This is known as a "coin turn".

If you were holding the coin at the top & bottom and you flip it side to side like a book page, the shaking hands or keelboat would (normally) be upside-down facing you, while the Jefferson head would remain right side up (on the back side). This is called a "medal turn".

If you did the above "coin turn", and the shaking hands or keelboat design is now upside-down, then you have a rare rotated die error -- perhaps worth hundreds of dollars. If you did the "coin turn" and the shaking hands or keelboat is now right-side-up, you have a normal coin.

Rotated Die StrikesWhen you say it is upside down, are you turning it side-to-side like turning pages in a book, or top-to-bottom? The reverse should be upside down when turning side-to-side, but if it is not you have a rotated reverse which could be fairly valuable, but nothing to plan your early retirement around. Search eBay for other modern coins (probably statehood quarters have shown up) with "rotated" in the description.

The simplest and most obvious thing to do is to look at other coins in your change. This question comes up very frequently and can almost always be addressed by simply looking beyond the one coin in your hand at the moment. In fact, ALL current circulating U.S. coins have the sides oriented oppositely when flipped side to side like a book page.

Some countries (Canada, U.K, EU) use what's called "medal rotation" where both sides are oriented the same way when flipped side to side. Neither is right or wrong, they're just different.

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How was the Louisiana Purchase significant?

It gave a lot of land to the U.S, almost doubling the size of America. It gave the U.S all the area between the Mississippi river and the rocky mountains. It was given from France by Napoleon.

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Did The republicans and federalists favor the Louisiana purchase?

Yes, they both supported it because it would strengthen the federal government and provide another way for the United States to expand

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What role did Great Britain play in the Louisiana Purchase?

Great Britain’s was with France meant the Napoleon needed money (apex)

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What was the Louisiana Purchase?

The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles (2,147,000 km2) of the French territory Louisiane in 1803. This was the entire valley of the Mississippi as claimed by the French, an area as large as the existing United States at the time.

The purchase was one of the greatest real estate deals that has ever existed in the United States (along with the purchase of Alaska in 1867). President Thomas Jefferson offered 10 million dollars for the port of New Orleans so that the US could have access to the Mississippi River. Instead he received the entire area known as the Louisiana Territory and the New Orleans port and only paid 15 million dollars for it. Which means he paid about 3 cents per acre to buy the entire Mississippi River valley from Napoleon Bonaparte.
America wanted to buy New Orleans from France because the Mississippi was there only way of getting crops from the West to the market by shipping it out from the port in New Orleans. Louisiana was given to Spain after France lost the French and Indian War, but under Napoleon Bonaparte, Louisiana was given back to France. Napoleon was going to have people settle in the territory and farm crops for the slaves who worked in the sugar plantations in the West Indies. The president at the time, Jefferson, sent James Monroe to France to offer to buy New Orleans for $7 million. However, France had just lost its sugar plantations in what is modern day Haiti and had no more use for Louisiana. In addition, Britain and France were on the brink of war and France knew they could not hold on to Louisiana much longer, so they decided to sell all of Louisiana to the US for $15 million. Monroe accepted the deal and the Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty later that year. This was the first step in Manifest Destiny as the US spread across the North American continent, and by buying Louisiana they had more than doubled the original size of the US.

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How much did the Louisiana Purchase cost?

The cost was 15 million US Dollars or 60 million French francs. Because this was paid in installments, the total including interest was $23,213,568.

Jefferson originally sent Monroe and Livingston with $10 million to purchase New Orleans, but Napoleon offered them the whole of Louisiana for only $15 million, so they could not refuse.

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What states were formed from the territory gained from the Louisiana Purchase?

The Louisiana Purchase encompassed all or part of 15 current U.S. states. The land purchased contained all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Minnesota that were west of the Mississippi River, most of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, northern Texas, portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans.

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How did the Louisiana Purchase helped the Manifest Destiny?

It doubled the size of the United States.

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Who did the United states buy The Louisiana Purchase?

France (Napolean Bonaparte during the European wars in the early 1900s)

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Who was the chief negotiator of France engineered the Louisiana Purchase?

James Monroe

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What did the Louisiana Purchase achieve for the US?

the u.s bought the Louisiana territory from the French for 15 million dollars. The French closed the Mississippi river from the americans causing farmers to suffer (no way to transport goods). The purchase of this land; doubled size of amrica, set up precedents for all future land purchases, increase of knowledge in science (Lewis and Clark, it allowed the U.S to remain neutral (no fighting with the French), opened up the slavery issue, succession.

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What is the value of an 1803 Louisiana purchase nickel?

Uh, turn the coin over. You'll see the actual date - 2004.

It's one design in the Westward Journey series minted to commemorate the 1803 Louis and Clark expedition. With mintages in the hundreds of millions, a coin you get in change has no added value (and probably never will). Uncirculated rolls are selling generally in the $3 to $5 range at coin shows.

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Who was the chief negotiator with France in The Louisiana Purchase?

James monroe!! :d

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Who made the Louisiana Purchase?

Thomas Jefferson is the president who sponsored the Louisiana Purchase. Robert Livingstone and James Monroe were Jefferson's emissaries who actually made the deal with Napolean in 1803.

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What was a negative result of the Louisiana Purchase?

There was increased conflict between slave owners and people who wanted slavery to end. (apex)
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The Louisiana Purchase occurred in what year?


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What is the value of a 2004 Louisiana Purchase nickel?

It's an ordinary circulation nickel from the Westward Journey series, issued in 2004-2006 to commemorate the Lewis and Clark expedition. Hundreds of millions were struck so they're not rare. If you found it in change it's only worth five cents. Uncirculated or proof-condition ones might retail for $1 to $4 depending on how nicely struck the images are. A lot of people see the 1803 date on the back and mistakenly think that's the year it was minted. That's the year that President Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase agreement. If anyone tells you they've found a new-looking "1803 nickel" ask them if they turned it over and checked the date on the other side!
Five cents.

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How many states were in Louisiana purchase?

States Included in Louisiana PurchaseFourteen states were formed from the Louisiana Purchase. Some were parts of states, and some were entire states The states are Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and part of South Dakota. Here is more detailIncluded in the Louisiana Purchase were parts of 14 current U.S. states and two Canadian Provinces. The entire current states of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska were included. In addition, parts of the states of Minnesota (west of the Mississippi River), North Dakota (most of the current state), South Dakota (almost all of the current state), and New Mexico (northeastern part of current state). Also parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado that are east of the Continental Divide, the section of the current state of Louisiana that is west of the Mississippi (including the city of New Orleans). Small pieces of land that would eventually become parts of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were also part of the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana Purchase was a major purchase for the United States and comprises approximately one-fourth of the total land area of the current United States.
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Why was the Louisiana Purchase considered a positive event?

because the people there now had more area to hunt buffalo and to live and build houses

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Which president served at the time of the Louisiana Purchase?

Thomas Jefferson (served 1801-1809) was President in 1803 when the Louisiana Purchase was made.

Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon in give the US access to the Mississippi and the port at New Orleans. Although the Constitution did not strictly express that the U.S. could purchase land from foreign nations, Jefferson asserted that it was a part of his presidential power to make treaties. The territory expanded from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and more than doubled the size of the US. The territory was bought for $15 million, about 3 cents an acre.

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Why were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark chosen to lead the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase?

Meriwether Lewis was first chosen to go on the Louisiana Purchase because he was President Jefferson's aide and Jefferson knew he could rely on him. Lewis would be promoted to Captain after he agreed to join. To prepare for the expedition, Lewis was sent to Philadelphia for intense training by physician Benjamin Rush, astronomer-surveyor Andrew Ellicott, botanist Benjamin Barton, anatomist Casper Wister, and mathematician Robert Patterson. For three months he was tutored in the spring of 1803.

The skills that Lewis learned would be passed on to Clark as they traveled. Prior to the expedition, Clark was in fact Lewis' superior officer and was very experienced in handling boats. Lewis would ask Clark to serve mainly as the expedition "doctor" and co-writer of the Journals.

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Why was thomas Jefferson interested in the Louisiana purchase?

== == Jefferson was interested in buying the Louisiana Purchase because he wanted to make the United States bigger, well-fit, and stronger. He also was interested in the buying the land because he was fearful that foreign countries would control the New Orleands port.
Jefferson wanted to secure the Port of New Orleans which to this day still remains as one of the most important ports in the Country.

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What was a result of the Louisiana purchase?

The president used powers not given to his office in the constitution.

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What was the purchase price of the Louisiana purchase?

The original plan was to purchase New Orleans and west Florida for $10 million.

Once Napolean offered all of the Louisiana territory, the U.S. agreed to pay $15 million, which is about 4 cents an acre.

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Why were meriwether Lewis and William clark chosento lead the exploration of the louisiana purchase?

lewis was originally chosen because he was a friend of Jefferson, he was young, and he had many skills (drawing, exploring, negotiating) that he would need. lewis chose the older clark to accompany him because he was especially good at drawing maps


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