Us map 1803 louisiana purchase. Searching for new lands and protection from foreign invasion the young nation quickly extended its external borders. It was the single largest purchase of land ever by the united states and doubled the size of the country. The french controlled this region from 1699 until 1762 when it became spanish property because france gave it to spain as a present since they were allies. Acquired approximately 827000 square miles of land west of the mississippi river for 15 million.
The louisiana purchase french. Louisiana state of was first visited by la salle who discovered the mouth of the mississippi 1691 and took possession of the country in the name of louis king of france. Complete this map activity and discuss the impact of the louisiana purchase on the us. Vente de la louisiane sale of louisiana was the acquisition of the louisiana territory of new france 828000 sq mi 2140000 km 2.
The louisiana purchase 1803 was a land deal between the united states and france in which the us. 530000000 acres by the united states from france in 1803. The louisiana purchase demonstrates jeffersons ability to make pragmatic political decisions. Go back in time and expand the nation.
In 1803 jefferson negotiated the louisiana purchase with france. Map showing the territory of the louisiana purchase. By a treaty signed on apr.