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# How much land was added to the United States as a result of the Louisiana Purchase? (in miles)

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How much land was added to the United States as a result of the Louisiana Purchase? (in miles)

Guest Oct 23, 2017

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The Louisiana Purchase added 828,000 square miles to the United States or 530,000,000 acres.

The land was bought for \$15 million dollars from France in 1803. \$15 million dollars in 1803 is equivalent to \$307,391,263.51 dollars today!

It added 13 states to the United States, and if you do the math, each acre was bought for 3 cents each!

Mr.Owl  Oct 23, 2017
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The Louisiana Purchase added 828,000 square miles to the United States or 530,000,000 acres.

The land was bought for \$15 million dollars from France in 1803. \$15 million dollars in 1803 is equivalent to \$307,391,263.51 dollars today!

It added 13 states to the United States, and if you do the math, each acre was bought for 3 cents each!

Mr.Owl  Oct 23, 2017
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I had a history test just about a half hour ago and one of the questions was on the significance of the Louisiana Purchase! I remembered this answer so it helped me out a bit

hectictar  Oct 23, 2017
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