The Louisiana Purchase

Doubling the size of America

Why was the Louisiana purchase important?

The Louisiana purchase is important because it doubled Americas size at the time and made a big impact on life in America. For example, if Napoleon Bonapart (the owner of the Louisiana territory at the time) had not sold the Louisiana territory than Meriweather Lewis and William Clark would not have gone exploring and a explorer would not have died and we might not have even become a country!
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Fast facts

-The Louisiana territory was sold to America for only $15 million!

-The territory was 8,000 acres

-MO was in the Louisiana territory