- Words: 1300
- Length: 4 Pages
- Topic: American History
- Paper #: 2922526
How did the U.S. acquire the territory in question?
On the auspicious date of April 30, 1803, the United States of America bought eight hundred and twenty eight thousand square miles worth of land from the French government of Napoleon Bonaparte. Thomas Jefferson, the President of America, wanted to secure this deal.
Wars were rampaging overseas in the continent of Europe and Napoleon had intentions to safeguard what he had acquired