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Did France sell the Louisiana Territory to the US in 1803?


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Answered 2016-04-16 22:33:44

YES. The sale of the Louisiana Territory was concluded between Napoleon and Jefferson.

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When did France purchase the Louisiana territory?

The French never puchased Louisiana. But France did SELL it to the US in 1803.


How much money did they sell the Louisiana territory?

The Louisiana Territory cost 15 million dollars and was sold in 1803 by France to the United States of America.


Why was France willing to sell the Louisiana territory-?

France was willing to sell the Louisiana Territory because they were in the middle of a war and needed the money.


What territory did Napoleon sell to the United States?

The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 for $15 million.





Why did France sell the Louisiana Territory to the US?

because it was borde off the peeople there


Why did the US sell the Louisiana territory?

The US did not sell the Louisiana Territory... we bought it.


During the Lewis and Clark expedition what did France sell in 1803?

The Louisiana Territory had been a land purchase transaction by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles of the French territory 'Louisiane' in 1803. The U.S. paid 60 million francs ($11,250,000) plus cancellation of debts worth 18 million francs ($3,750,000), a total cost of $15,000,000 for the Louisiana territory.The Lewis and Clark expedition would begin AFTER the Louisiana purchase.


When did Napoleon sell Louisiana to the US?

The Louisiana purchase was made in 1803.


What country owned the the Louisiana territory and why did it want to sell it?

Well technically the Louisiana Territory was under the power of Spain during the time of the Louisiana Purchase, but was owned by France (Power transfer was still being negotiated.) Napoleon, with war imminent, a slave revolt in Haiti, low resources, and bankruptcy on the horizon, took the opportunity to sell something he thought he had no use for in order to raise funds. Napoleon Bonaparte of France sold the Louisiana Territory to the United States in 1803 for 15 million dollars, or 3 cents per acre.


Why did France give up Louisiana?

In 1803 Bonaparte was preparing to attack Britain and failing to control Haiti he saw no value in Louisiana. When Jefferson sent James Monroe to make a new offer with France Bonaparte was ready to sell Louisiana.



What country sold Louisiana to the US?

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When did Spain sell the Louisiana territory to France?

April 30, 1801. Spain was no longer a dominant power they signed a secret treaty with France to return it to France. France had the territory from 1699 until it was ceded to Spain in 1762. In 1800 Napoleon regained the territory.



From whom did the US purchase of the Louisiana territory?

In 1803 France offered to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States for $15 million (which is about $250million today.) Jefferson was a constructionist and wasn't sure if it was in the constitution for him to buy land as a president. He also felt that this would better America and help it stay a farming based nation. After senate also agreed, the plan was finalized.


What year was the Louisiana Purchase purchased?

In 1803 Thomas Jefferson acted upon Napoleon's offer to sell the Louisiana territory. At the time, Louisiana was a vast French territory considerably larger than the present-day state of Louisiana. Napoleon, needing money to fund the aptly-named Napoleonic Wars, sold the area to the United States, under President Thomas Jefferson. Louisiana was formally turned over to the U.S. on December 20, 1803.


What would Jefferson have to do if France controlled New Orleans?

Jefferson initiated the Louisiana Purchase from France. The US only wished to acquire the port city of New Orleans, but France offered to sell the entire territory of Louisiana.


Which of these came first A Haiti wins its independence from France B the US offers to buy new Orleans from France C Napoleon offers to sell the Louisiana territory to the US?

1. The United States offers to buy New Orleans from France 2. Haiti wins its independence from France 3. Napoleon offers to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States


Why did France want to sell Louisiana territory?

Because the French leader, Napolean Bonaparte needed funds to build his navy.


Why did Napoleon want to sell the entire Louisiana territory to the US?

Napoleon wanted to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States because he wanted money to go to war with Britain.France needed the money to pay off debts from the French and Indian war


What did France hope to gain by selling Louisiana?

Napoleon (France) took this opportunity to sell this valuable territory because of his failure to build an Empire in the Western Hemisphere.


What country owned the Louisiana Purchase second?

Spain owned Louisiana (originally a French territory) from 1762 to 1802, actually as a ploy to keep it out of the hands of the British. France secretly reassumed sovereignty to sell the territory to the US.


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