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Napoleon could not protect his territory in the US, so he sold Louisiana to the US for $15 million. In 1812, America declared war on Europe because their trade was suffering because of the British blockade. In 1814 however, both sides grew tired of war, and a treaty was signed and the blockade was lifted.
The US sought to expand its territory, at the expense of the Native Americans. In 1838, the US Army moved the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes 800 miles West, towards Oklahoma. Many Indians died on this journey, and it is known now as the Trail of Tears.

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