How big was the Louisiana purchase?
828,800 square miles
Really Big!....It doubled the size of the U.S.A! :)
The Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest land deals ever to take place. Louisiana was so big that it made our nation over 23% bigger, making America difficult to attack. It also gave the American colonies a place to legally expand to. Before we purchased it from France, Americans were illegally moving there anyway. To sum it all up, the Louisiana Purchase was a prerequisite to the growth and the sustaining of America.