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POLITICAL EVENTS 1803 was probably one of the most important year in the history of the United States The reason for this is the Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was the largest land purchase ever made in the United States The Louisiana Purchase increased the national territory by about 140 the total amount of land purchased was 828000 sq miles in extent It was purchased from France for 80000000 francs which is about 15 million in todays currency These following states comprised original territory Missouri Nebraska Iowa North and South Dakota most of Louisiana Kansas Minnesota Montana Wyoming and parts of Colorado and Oklahoma Another political event that occurred in 1803 was Ohio became a state of the United States Also another political event in 1803 was the renewal of the war between France and Britain France also completed the Occupation of Hanover The Swiss cantons regained independence in 1803 to Robert Emmett the leader of the Ir July Rebellion was executed on September 20 1803 The reason for this was he led an unsuccessful insurrection in Dublin But he was finally caught on July 23 1803 and was hanged He was later celebrated as a martyr for the cause of Irish nationalism MILITARY EVENTS On May 231803 Captain Edward Preble was commissioned as a commander He was set for the third squadron to be sent against Tripod Also the renewal of the war between France and Britain started SOCIAL EVENTS The first tax supported library was set up in 1803 It was located in Salisbury Connecticut and was started as a gift from Caleb Bingham who was a Boston publisher The library continued by grants of town money Also the German Pietism group was started They were called Harminists more popularly known as Rappites after their leader George Rapp George Rapp established a communal settlement near Pittsburgh which they called Harmony Glove manufacturing also began in 1803 The manufacturing began
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