territory in western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million; extends from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada
The name given to the sale of a vast tract of land known as the Louisiana Territory (See Louisiana Territory). Claimed by the French, the land was sold by Napoleon to the United States in 1803 for the sum of fifteen-million dollars.
(geographical name) region W central U.S. between Mississippi River & the Rockies purchased 1803 from France area 885,000 square miles
1803 purchase from France for $15 million; extended from Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
In 1803 the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from Napoleonic France for $15 million. The purchase secured U.S. control of the Mississippi River and nearly doubled the size of the nation.
The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of about 530,000,000 acres (828,000 sq mi or 2,100,000 kmÂ²) of territory from France in 1803, at the cost of about 3Â¢ per acre (7Â¢ per ha); totaling US$15 million or â‚£80 million. Including interest, America finally paid $23,213,568 for the Louisiana territory.http://www.blm.gov/natacq/pls02/pls1-1_02.pdf Table 1.1 Acquisition of the Public Domain 1781-1867 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. In addition, the Purchase contained small portions of land that would eventually become part of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Louisiana Purchase is a musical theater production from 1940. It has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Morrie Ryskind based on a story by B. G. De Sylva.