The 1800s

Which Territory did the US get for a steal in 1803?

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.

Louisiana Territory

By Fred Morse

I moved from Wales to the United States in 2005 and have been through the US immigration process and have learned all about citizenship and nationalization on the way. I currently live in Texas with my wife and two dogs

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