Original Treaty of the Louisiana Purchase (first page)

Napoléon Bonaparte of France sold the Louisiana territory to Madison and Jefferson in 1803 for $15,000,000 or 42 cents an acre. This land deal of the millennium doubled the size of the United States.

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