Napoleon and Louisiana

Today in History: The Death of Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte spreading terror through Europe.

Napoleon desires colonial empire in America.

As America is hemmed in by hostile powers, President Jefferson says, “Draw the sword on France, and throw away the scabbard.”

To solve the problem, Jefferson want to buy some land — “The Louisiana Purchase.”

HIGH LIGHTS OF HISTORY
By J. Carroll Mansfield
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) Aug 4, 1925

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