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The United States expands – American history

By |2018-04-18T09:53:59+00:00August 13th, 2017|History, North America|

What Europeans were claiming In 1803, the French emperor Napoleon needed money to rebuild France's army after the French Revolution. So he agreed to sell France's land in North America to the newly formed United States. We call this the Louisiana Purchase, but the French sold much more than just the modern state of Louisiana. The land they [...]

Denmark Vesey’s revolt – American history

By |2017-08-13T09:46:45+00:00August 13th, 2017|History, North America|

St. Thomas in the early 1700s, as Denmark Vesey might have seen it When African-Americans were held in slavery in the United States, they hated it and they fought to get free, or to get even small freedoms, any way they could. One example is Denmark Vesey, who was born into slavery about 1767 AD in St. Thomas (then [...]