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  Louisiana Purchase
Category:  Planning and Development, St. Louis and the West
Brief Description:  The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from French Emperor Napoleon in 1803. The purchase efectively doubled the size of the young country and led the way to a century-long westward expansion. In St. Louis on March 9, 1804, Lieutenant Governor Charles Dehualt Delassus signed documents surrendering Spanish control over the Louisiana Territory. Represented by Amos Stoddard, France regained rule over the Louisiana Territory. The French flag flew over Fort San Carlos for twenty-four hours. The following day, NapoleonĀ“s representatives officially assigned ownership of the Louisisna Territory to the newly established United States of America, also represented by Amos Stoddard.
Year:  1803
Decade:  1800 - 1809
Beginning Date:     Apr. 30, 1803
Ending Date:     Apr. 30, 1803



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