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Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Literature Review

Part 1: The Holland Land Purchase

Part 2: Robert Morris and Foreign Investment

Part 3: The Ellicott Family and the Survey

Chapter 3: Implications

Part 1: Historical

***** 2: Social, Economic and Political

Chapter 4: Conclusions

Works Cited

Appendix I-IV

I. Abstract

***** Holland Land Purchase: A Study of Foreign Investment and Its Direct Influence on Socio-Economic and Political Changes in Past and Present New York

Throughout history America has been portrayed as ***** land of opportunity, ***** freedom and a place to pursue happiness. The nation is based on foreigners coming to th***** l***** to make a better life for ********** *****nd their families. *****se first Americans are our ancestors, family members who worked to make this country prosper and succeed abroad. At the birth of a great nati*****, there is not question these first Americans looked to other countries for support both financial and moral. ***** the time, such a concept of *****eign direct investment like th*****t ***** the Holland Land Purchase was not unheard of or without precedence. Investment in land, business and resources by people in ***** countries was fueling the fire of American colonial economy and made many h*****torical and important events possible for the ***** forefathers. Still the concept of foreign investment in ***** form ***** large land titles is need of study to understand not only the his*****rical impact but also how *****se transactions defined American *****, *****, society and politics. Is it possible one event can have that much *****? Clearly, the ***** Land ***** is a defining force w*****hin New ***** history and Northeast history. The Holl***** ***** Purchase and the Great Survey that followed ***** New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania as states and later lead to the genesis of great cities like Buffalo, ***** York. Such a city was founded on the Purchase and settlers need for land for not only commerce but also to live and breathe. This led to a ***** system of tr*****nsportation or the Erie Canal that would act as a connector of ***** and economic stimulus. This ***** bring the Northeast closer together as a region but also open it to the rest of the nation. The *****and Land Purchase and its companies would also create important government alliances with key leaders in Washing*****n, D.C. that would influence ***** decisions of how ***** country ***** blossom economically ***** socially. The Purchase would also have its percussions or negative impact in the form ***** Indian Relations. The Hol***** Land Company's attitude toward Native Ameri***** displacement would only be a precursor to events to come for ***** country's original people. Today, the Purchase *****s our society in the form of certain barriers to race relations ***** also impacts how we view technology, innovation and growth. ***** foreign ***** is still very popular even as this country was moved from *****ing a deb*****r n*****tion to an Imperialist nation. Even in this day ***** age of post September 11, 2001, *****ca


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