What states were part of the Louisiana Purchase?

8th Grade History

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what present day states were apart of the Louisana Purchase?-8th grade History

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. some were the whole states, but others were part of the state and later became whole as the 1800's went. on.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of about 530,000,000 acres (828,000 sq mi or 2,100,000 km²) of territory from France in 1803, at the cost of about 3¢ per acre (7¢ per ha); totaling US$15 million or ₣80 million. Including interest, America finally paid $23,213,568 for the Louisiana territory.[1] The land purchased contained all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota south of Mississippi River, much of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, northern Texas, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Continental Divide, and Louisiana on both sides of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans. In addition, the Purchase contained small portions of land that would eventually become part of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The land included in the purchase comprises around 23% of the territory of the modern United States.[1] The purchase was an important moment in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. At the time, it faced domestic opposition as being possibly unconstitutional. Jefferson purchased Louisiana because he felt uneasy about France and Spain having the power to block American traders access to the port of New Orleans.

    Source(s): Here is a map. Good Luck. http://www.gatewayno.com/history/LaPurchase.html
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  • 1 decade ago

    France claimed that the sale included all lands drained by the Mississippi River. That was not possible, since Spain claimed some of that land.

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  • 1 decade ago

    40% of American territory. I don't tell you which territories are these cause above me they already mentioned them

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