I’m not saying that the US stole the Louisiana Territory – they certainly paid for it. But at only 3c an acre, that’s a pretty good deal. Even if you accounted for inflation, it’s still less than 50c an acre. Two acres for a dollar? I mean, where can you buy land at two acres for a dollar?
It was a heck of a deal, and it wasn’t just the great(?) State of Louisiana – which was called the Territory of Orleans at the time. Anyway, the US bought it from France back in the early 1800s, and gumbo has never been the same since.