I can't find an answer to this on the internet. I'm doing a project on 10 events in history from 1789-1820. I Reallllllllllllly need this answer. Please help!
Well...I'd have grown up speaking French instead of English, for one thing.
The US wouldn't have expanded westward beyond the Mississippi. This would've contained the US to a smaller geographic area. The uprisings in Texas & California wouldn't have happened b/c the rebels wouldn't have had the promise of success b/c of quick intervention by the nearby US unimpeded by a roadblock 3rd party.
Who the neighbor on the west bank of the Mississippi would've been up for debate. It could've been Spain, France, or Britain & each had different outlooks on a growing US.
then america would only be limited to the east coast with a little territory in the northwest around michigan ohio wisconsin
then the vast land still belong to the french and they would be speaking french or america will use manifest destiny and expand without buying it
after all monroe doctrine said that european need to get out of the americas
I think that there would have been a war after Napoleon's forces were crippled and we would have taken the Louisiana Purchase that way.
The first President to be elected from west of the Mississippi was Herbert Hoover. If Louisiana never became part of the United States, Hoover would never have become president.
Herbert Hoover was the president during the time of the Great Depression. The Republicans would have nominated someone else. The president would have been either an alternate Republican or it would have been Hoover's Democratic rival, Al Smith.
Hoover was an unpopular president. His unpopularity resulted in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's election in 1932. Roosevelt, of course was a popular 4-term (almost) president who led the United States out of the Great Depression and to victory in World War II.
If Herbert Hoover was never president, FDR may never have become president. World History would be different had a different man been Commander-in-Chief of US forces during WWII.
Th epurchase only sped up the inevitable. Eventually, the U.S. would have taken over most of the continent anyway. The sheer number of people immigrating each year, beginning back in 1720's would have necessitated land grabs from the Indians. It is highly unlikely that somehow the U.S. would have stayed within the imaginary borders that contained it prior to the Purchase.
A whole new history would have to be written. Most everything we have today would have been delayed from 50 to 100 years and some would not have occurred at all. We may even need passports to go to get gumbo and Cajun foods...or to see Disney World.
The industrial revolution in the U.S. would not have occurred or might be happening at this time rather than when it did. There would be no trans continental railroad or the steel and rail tycoons. We'd still have slavery since there would be a lack of industrialization in the North to replace the physical labor with. Automobiles would not be any more than a novelty, like 4-wheelers are today, as we'd be riding in horse drawn buggies.
Well there is a couple of things that would be different, for one they would be speaking french and not english because france would still have the territory. Second, United States would have not completed manifest destiny which was the belief U.S should expand from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean.