Louisiana purchase

By Matthew , Sophia, and Jarrett

Louisiana purchase

Territory acquired :

France sold 827000 square miles west of the Mississippi River to the U.S


Year:

1803


Who it was gained from:

The United States bought the land from France.


Important people:

Thomas Jefferson made the description and sent Lewis and Clark to explore the territory before purchasing it.


Overall impact:

15 states were added to the United States because of the purchase.


Louisiana purchase additional info

1. The Louisiana never had specific boundaries

2. Despite low prices for the land, the U.S. never had enough money in that time to purchase it