Polk became the second American president to blend force and diplomacy to vastly expand the area of eventual freedom--the entire region to the west of the Louisiana Purchase
, bordered in the south by the Rio Grande River, and in the north by the Canadian border.
State Park--A boardwalk winding through a swamp leads to a monument marking the starting point of 1815 surveys for the Louisiana Purchase
Northeast: batesville, blytheville, brinkley, drasco, forrest city, heber springs, jonesboro, mountain view, pocahontas, searcy, west memphis
New Territories, New Perspectives: The Religious Impact of the Louisiana Purchase
We don't know where the bottom is yet, see no evidence that the bailout is working, and already, as Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation, points out, the bailout has cost more than the Marshall Plan, Louisiana Purchase
, moonshot, S&L bailout, Korean War, New Deal, Iraq war, Vietnam war, and NASA's lifetime budget--combined
Despite the lure of the to-go (or "geaux") cups, the constant jazz stimulation, and the sunshine, we ventured inside the Cabildo--site of the Louisiana Purchase
Transfer ceremonies in 1803 and Louisiana's most important historical building.
This wreck dates from an extremely fascinating and important time in the history of the Gulf of Mexico," said MMS Acting Regional Director Lars Herbst, "This ship likely sailed around the time of the Louisiana Purchase
, the War of 1812, and the infamous buccaneer Jean Lafitte.
Army General James Wilkinson ordered Pike to explore the southwestern part of the Louisiana Purchase
It's the equivalent of not sending Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase
He fought the Barbary pirates, doubled the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase
(four cents per acre), and sent Lewis and Clark to explore the new territory in 1803.
But here in Indianapolis, which was apparently dubbed ``Crossroads of America'' prior to the Louisiana Purchase
, the Final Four brings a fresh, if momentary, return to hoop glory.
Zebulon Pike was sent by the American government to explore and report back on the American West which had been rapidly expanding throughout the 1700s and into the 1800s with the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase
and the continuing conflicts with Native Americans, Spain, and Mexico.
The changing images in the Westward Journey Nickel Series lead us back to the nation's third president, Thomas Jefferson, who envisioned the Louisiana Purchase
and Lewis and Clark expedition as a way to move the nation forward," says David A.
When the Louisiana Purchase
and the Mexican-American War added immense tracts of public land in the West, the federal government initially sought planned development and public sale of the land.
In Natchitoches, take a fascinating ride of another kind--a horse-drawn carriage tour of the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase
The spoils of that war, the Magna Carta and the Louisiana Purchase
, are still encased in Fort Knox as we speak.