America's Louisiana Purchase: Noble Bargain, Difficult Journey | 2007

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This documentary from 2007 explores the environment leading up to the Louisiana Purchase and the complex conditions it created for America as it struggled to become a burgeoning world power. It covers: the importance of the Mississippi River; Napoleon Bonaparteโ€™s decision to sell the Louisiana territory; the signing of the Louisiana Purchase; the Lewis and Clark Expedition; the Battle of New Orleans; the forced relocation of Native Americans; slavery; the American Civil War; and westward expansion.