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  •  And purchased Louisiana without (0+ / 0-)

    Constitutional authority in order to insure the expansion of the slave economy.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 06:29:09 PM PDT

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    •  I don't think that was his *major* reason (2+ / 0-)
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      WB Reeves, hooper

      It was more like, "Grab all this territory now while it's for sale cheap, before somebody else does!"

      Then he sent out Lewis & Clark to find out exactly what he had bought. (The "Louisiana Territory" ran all the way from New Orleans to the Pacific Northwest.)

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 06:32:54 PM PDT

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