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The Louisiana Purchase

Summary: The Louisiana Purchase, stretching nearly 828, 000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River, has been described as the greatest real estate deal in history. On April 30, 1803, the United States paid France $ 15 million for the Louisiana Territory. The land acquired stretches from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian Border. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States from which thirteen states were carved. This purchase made the United States one of the largest nations in the world.
The Louisiana Purchase

"Let the land rejoice, for you have bought Louisiana for a song."

- General Horatio Gates to President Thomas Jefferson, July 18, 1803

The purchase of the Louisiana Territory marked a great undertaking in the United States' history. Some key questions that will be answered within this essay will be as follows:

Why was the Louisiana Territory being sold? How was this process undertaken? And finally, what was the benefit of Louisiana becoming a part of the United States? In the following paragraphs these issues will be addressed and resolved, starting from the beginning to the end.

Napoleon Bonaparte (later known as Emperor Napoleon I) saw France becoming a great empire in the New World. He saw the Mississippi Valley as a trade center to Hispaniola, which was the heart of his empire. He first had to regain control of Hispaniola, where power had been seized by...

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