What was/were the direct impact(s) of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803?
It allowed for the future purchase of territory in the west.
The country was immediately able to control the continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
The size of the U.S. nearly doubled and the port of New Orleans came under U.S. control.
The people living in the territory were incorporated as citizens, thus increasing workforce, productivity, and tax base for the U.S.
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