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Which territory did Jefferson purchase from France, which doubled the size of the United States? (2)
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Which territory did Jefferson purchase from France, which doubled the size of the United States?
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The Louisiana was the territory that were purchased from France that Doubled the size of The United States.
Bellow is a picture of the Louisiana Purchase it is the g
reen portion of the map.
size:approximately 530,000,000 acres
Cost per acre: 3¢
Cost entirely:15 million
Originally Jefferson sent Madison to buy only New Orleans(which is the bottom purple portion of the louisiana territory) but France would only sell the entire land so Madison bought the entire territory.
This is Thomas Jefferson
He is the president who
sent Madison(Below) to buy
the Louisiana Purchase.
This is James Madison and he
is the one who bought the Louisiana
purchase because of Jefferson. (Above)
The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of French claims to approximately 530,000,000 acres (828,000 sq mi or 2,100,000 km²) of territory in 1803, at the cost of about 3¢ per acre (7¢ per ha); totaling US$15 million or ₣80 million. Including interest, America finally paid $23,213,568 for the Louisiana territory. The land purchased contained all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota south of Mississippi River, much of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, northern Texas, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Continental Divide, and Louisiana on both sides of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans. (The Oklahoma Panhandle, and southwestern portions of Kansas and Louisiana were still claimed by Spain at the time of the Purchase.) In addition, the Purchase contained small portions of land that would eventually become part of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The land included in the purchase comprises around 23% of the territory of the modern United States. The purchase was an important moment in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. At the time, it faced domestic opposition as being possibly unconstitutional. Jefferson purchased Louisiana because he felt uneasy about France and Spain having the power to block American traders access to the port of New Orleans.
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