Louisiana Purchase

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Louisiana Purchase
Vente de la Louisiane
expansion o Unitit States
Louisiana Purchase.png
The modren Unitit States, wi Louisiana Purchase overlay
• Established
Julie 4 1803
• Disestablished
October 1 1804
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Louisiana (New Fraunce)
Destrict o Louisiana
Territory o Orleans
The day pairt o Unitit States

The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane "Sale o Louisiana") wis the acquiseetion o the Louisiana territory (828,000 square miles = 2.14 million km²) bi the Unitit States frae Fraunce in 1803. The U.S. paid fifty million francs ($11,250,000 USD) an a cancellation o debts worth aichteen million francs ($3,750,000 USD) for a tot o saxty-aicht million francs ($15,000,000 USD, or aroond a quarter o a billion in 2016 dollars). The Louisiana territory includit laund frae fifteen present U.S. states an twa Canadian provinces.