The Revolutionary War left America a confederation of independent states. Adoption of the Constitution in 1789 defined the political nature of the new government and affirmed a determination to overcome state differences for the sake of the advantages that union alone could bring. The purchase of the Louisiana territory from France in 1803, the War of 1812 and the Monroe Doctrine of 1823 promulgated the image of America as expansionist within its own continent and detached from the internal affairs of Europe.
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