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New Orleans celebrated the 1803 transfer

New Orleans celebrated the 1803 transfer of Louisiana from France to the United States.

Collection of the Louisiana Historical Society, Courtesy of the Louisiana State Museum

New Orleans celebrated the 1803 transfer

Images of the Era: 1789-1815

During its first quarter century, the new United States government had to find its way in the world while attending to the nation’s business. Leaders met with Indian nations and faced often-hostile relations with European powers while coping with conflicts between emerging political parties and working out relationships among the three new branches of government.