Louisiana Purchase

1013 WordsDec 20, 20015 Pages
Louisiana Purchase I believe that the Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest impacts on American society because of the large amount of land and how it helped our economy. In this report you will see how lucky that the United States is to have obtained this large piece of land from France. Their are many reasons why Napoleon had to sell this large piece of land. Napoleon thought that this land could be a great asset to the French if they knew what to do with it. He didn't want to sell the Louisiana territory because he still had dreams of having a French empire in America. At this point in time Napoleon's dream would never come true because France was almost always at war. They didn't have enough troops to go…show more content…
The Louisiana territory was purchased by Thomas Jefferson from Napoleon on July 14, 1803. The total cost of the whole Louisiana Purchase was about fifteen million dollars. That is about two cents an acre. This land was a very rich farmland that produced many crops. Included in the in the Louisiana Purchase was New Orleans and Florida's two big sea ports. The New Orleans sea port is in the Gulf of Mexico; it imports and exports foreign and domestic goods every day. As I have stated before this is a very big piece of land. This land stretched as far west as the Rocky Mountains and all the way north to Canada. It goes to the Mississippi in the east and down in the south to the Gulf of Mexico. There is 827,987 square miles (2,144,476 square kilometers) of land. All this land today makes up parts of 15 states including: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The most important dates of the purchase are when they were signed and who they were signed by."Concluded at Paris, Aprill30,1803;Ratification advised by the Senate October 20,1803; Ratified by the President October21,1803; Ratifications exchanged at Washington October 21,1803; Proclaimed October21,1803."These dates are when it was looked over and then it was signed. In conclusion I think that this could have been the most important thing that
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