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Who did the United States buy the Louisiana Purchase from?
Last Updated: 17th February, 2020
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Consequently, where did the money come from for the Louisiana Purchase?
"Let the Land rejoice, for you have bought Louisiana for a Song." The Louisiana Purchase has been described as the greatest real estate deal in history. In 1803 the United States paid France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory--828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River.
Similarly, who financed the Louisiana Purchase? The Louisiana Purchase: Napoleon, eager for money to wage war on Britain, sold the land to U.S.–and a British bank financed the sale. Some 214 years ago, the young United States made a business deal with France that helped the country double its size virtually overnight and without a single drop of blood.
Subsequently, question is, what states came from the Louisiana Purchase?
The purchased territory included the whole of today's Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, parts of Minnesota and Louisiana west of Mississippi River, including New Orleans, big parts of North and northeastern New Mexico, South Dakota, northern Texas, some parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado as
Why did Spain sell Louisiana to France?
In 1802 Bonaparte forced Spain to return Louisiana to France in the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso. Bonaparte's purpose was to build up a French Army to send to Louisiana to defend his “New France” from British and U.S. attacks. At roughly the same time, a slave revolt broke out in the French held island of Haiti.