Louisiana Purchase was finalized in 1803. The United States bought more than a million square miles of land from France for about twenty dollars a square mile. Children could find out why France sold the land to the United States. What is that land worth now? Children could find more information at: Louisiana Purchase.
Ohio became the seventeenth state of the United States in 1803. The state’s nickname is the Buckeye State and the state tree is the buckeye. Columbus is the capital. The official state beverage is tomato juice. Children could visit an Internet site at: Ohio. Children could also make and drink some tomato juice.
Louisiana Purchase was finalized in 1803, doubling the size of the United States. Children could learn more at: Louisiana Purchase.
Matthew Thornton died in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1803. Representing New Hampshire, he signed the Declaration of Independence. His exact date of birth is unknown, but scholars know he was born in Ireland. He was a physician and did not marry until he was 46 years old. He helped establish New Hampshire’s constitution and also served as a judge.