Question 71
The 1800s
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

The United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803. After the U.S. gained independence, many Americans believed that the country should expand. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory for $15 million. This land doubled the size of the United States. American Indians and European settlers lived on this land. After the United States bought the Louisiana Territory, many more settlers moved west.

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