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What were the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase?
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There were many consequences of the Louisiana Purchase.
Economically, the purchase had a major short-term impact. It allowed American goods to once more go down the Mississippi and out to the sea via New Orleans. In the long term, it gave the US lands that were to have tremendous agricultural and mineral importance for our economy.
Politically, the major short-term impact of the purchase was to increase nationalism. People were proud of the fact that the US was now a much bigger nation. In the long term, however, the purchase led to disputes over slavery. It led to disputes about whether slavery would be allowed in the territory that the US had acquired.
Posted by pohnpei397 on October 23, 2012 at 3:48 PM (Answer #1)
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