How much did France sell the Louisiana purchase to the US?
It was $15 million.
The French never puchased Louisiana. But France did SELL it to the US in 1803.
To the US for $15 million.
15 million dollars and $219 million in 2010 dollars -3MO_B3AR
It was $15 million.
Great Britain's war with France meant Napoleon needed money (and this was the trigger that lead Napoleon/France to sell Louisiana to the US).
Jefferson appointed James Monroe minister to France and Spain, instructing him to purchase New Orleans and East and West Florida. Napoleon informs U.S. minister in Paris Robert Livingston that France will be willing to sell the entire Louisiana territory, much to his surprise.
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.
Napoleon Bonaparte was the ruler who decided to sell all that land to the US.
The United States purchased Louisiana from France. Napoleon needed money to wage war on England and negotiated a deal to sell the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States, for a mere $15 million.
Not that I know of. But he did BUY land from France which was the Louisiana Purchase.
James Monroe and Robert Livingstone were sent to France to negotiate a purchase of New Orleans and permanent rights to the Mississippi River. Napolean needed money and no doubt realized that the Louisiana Territory would be hard to defend and offered to sell it. The result was the Louisiana Purchase.
Napoleon I needed the money for future expansion in Europe and his war against Great Britain.
France agreed, because France was in very desperate need of money back then. At first, Thomas Jefferson offered for just New Orleans, but later got a very good deal of the Louisiana Purchase.
After there was a slave rebellion in Haiti, Napoleon gave up his dreams for an empire in North America. And so he sold Louisiana to the U.S. in order to fund his war with Great Britain.
That land was claimed by France. Napoleon agreed to sell it to the US to get money he needed to fund his wars in Europe.
France was willing to sell the Louisiana Territory because they were in the middle of a war and needed the money.
France was short on cash and he was willing to sell in order to continue the War in Europe.
Napoleon wanted to sell the Louisiana purchase to gather money for financing his endless war against Great Britain.
Because France was at war with just about everyone in Europe, France had no need for a huge colony in North America, and he needed 15 million dollars.
The Louisiana Territory cost 15 million dollars and was sold in 1803 by France to the United States of America.
The Louisiana purchase was made in 1803.
the Louisiana purchase was when George Washington got a offer from napoleon the leader of France to sell Louisiana to the US for 15 million dollars and george washinton agreed to it because Louisiana was a good way for US to grow and their was a important trade center there at the time
The reason that Napolean was willing to sell Louisiana Territory so cheaply is because France was in debt from his military persuits and needed the money desperately. Also at the same time, Britain was declaring war on him.
The Louisiana Purchase was acquired by Napoleon. He needed to sell it to pay the war finance. Now America has it
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.
It was violated because it did not say anywhere in the Constitution that the president could buy or sell land, But after much consideration he did make the settlement. The argument can be made that the Louisiana Purchase by President Jefferson was unconstitutional since there are no rights listed for the President to expand the borders of the United States. Supporters of this action however argue that Jefferson was acting as a treaty with France… Read More
Not entirely. The Louisiana Purchase included a huge swath of land west of the Mississippi River -- the Louisiana Territory (French Le Louisiane) was nearly as large as the existing United States, including all or part of 13 current US states. The intent of the Purchase was to acquire the port of New Orleans. Napoleon, unable or unwilling to maintain control of New France, offered to sell the entirety of the remaining French claims in… Read More
france needed money
Robert Livingston and James Monroe arranged the purchase of the Louisiana Territory. They wanted to purchase the port of New Orleans and were surprised when the French offered to sell the entire Louisiana Territory.
France was the seller and the US was the buyer. The price was $15 million. and $219 million in 2010 dollars -3MO_B3A
Originally, Napoleon believed in creating a New World empire for France. However, the loss of Haiti to the slave rebellion and the subsequent failure to recapture the colony forced him to abandon his plans for an empire in the Western Hemisphere. With that decision, the land of Louisiana did not hold much value for him. Instead, he decided to sell the land to the U.S. in order to focus his attention and energy in Europe… Read More
They tax the population of their country or sell something. Napoleon sold the area that France claimed in the United States. Thus, we have the Louisiana Purchase and gained the middle of the country.
so he good get more money
yes he was chosen to by it
The Louisiana Purchase to the United States.
France was at war in Europe.
Among other more obvious things, Napoleon of France was looking for a way out. Rather than loosing it to Americans in a war, he chose to sell the land cheaply to Jefferson.
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… Read More
The Louisiana Purchase included land which was rich and fertile. The deal came about when Jefferson heard rumors of a possible deal for the land between Napoleon and Spain. He believed this acquisition would be detrimental to relations between France, Spain, and the United States. As a result, he offered to buy the land from Napoleon, who was happy to sell the entire purchase for the miniscule amount of $15 million.
The Louisiana Purchase.
Yes, to the US for $15 million.
The Louisiana Purchase for $15 million in 1803.
The United States purchased the Mississippi River valley from France as the "Louisiana Purchase" in 1803. Thomas Jefferson authorized the purchase of New Orleans from Napoleon after discovering it would be ceded back to France by Spain. The object was to ensure US access to the Mississippi for transportation. Napoleon offered to sell all of the territory Le Louisiane and Jefferson's representatives (Robert Livingston and future president James Monroe) accepted.
YES. The sale of the Louisiana Territory was concluded between Napoleon and Jefferson.
The question seems to relate to Napoleon's offer to sell to the United States, the vast amount of land France claimed to own in North America. With that said, Napoleon needed funds to aid his war efforts in Europe. The Louisiana Purchase provided him with funds and increased the size of territory of the United States.
Because they felt like it
because it was borde off the peeople there
Yes. France claimed ownership and offered to sell it. There was some question about the constitutionality of the purchase, but nobody challenged it. It set a precedent for later purchases and was a good deal for the US.