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Louisiana Purchase
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  • The French should choke to death on the Louisiana Purchase (1803) while silkworms ate all the Chinese with their stupid pigtails.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • (Facing out) Well—I was really ready to make a speech about the Monroe Doctrine, but at the last minute Miss Corcoran made me talk about the Louisiana Purchase instead.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • The Louisiana Purchase was ratified in 1803, and Louisiana became a state in 1812.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Were it not for John Adams making peace with France, there might never have been a Louisiana Purchase.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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  • Jefferson authorized the Louisiana Purchase from the French and it turned out to be a pretty good deal!
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Many Acadians found their way to Louisiana, still ruled by France until the Louisiana Purchase, and they settled mainly in rural areas.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • In 1903 the Chicago House Wrecking Company bought the wheel at auction for $8,150, then reassembled it at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The newlyweds left on the train for the World’s Fair and Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition that had opened (a year late) in St. Louis.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
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