Definition of Louisiana Purchase
1. Noun. Territory in the western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million; extends from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada.
Group relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
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Literary usage of Louisiana Purchase
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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The order of missionary progress through the Louisiana Purchase has been strictly along ... The Louisiana Purchase gave us the mouth of the Mississippi and ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The discoverers and pioneers, De Soto, Iberville, La Salle, Bienville, were accompanied by missionaries in their expeditions through the Louisiana Purchase, ..."
3. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by United States Congress, Marion Mills Miller, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"... CHAPTER IV THE Louisiana Purchase Treaty with Spain for Free Navigation of the Mississippi—Retrocession of Louisiana to France by Spain—President ..."
4. A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until by Louis Houck (1908)
"•CHAPTER XX The Louisiana Purchase—Westward Movement of American Pioneers—British Proclamation, 1763, Prohibits Settlements West of the Alleghanies—Virginia ..."
5. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1904)
"... Administration Building, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and was called to ... the Board of Direction of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition to undertake ..."