Why was the Louisiana Purchase so important for the us?
The immediate reason for the purchase was to provide continued access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River port of New Orleans. The Mississippi/Ohio river system was a vital transportation system for US commerce at the time. As it turned out, the land west of the Mississippi was an invaluable asset to the future growth of the US, as well as ending the threat of a foreign power occupying the land west of the Mississippi.
For less than three cents an acre, the Lousiana Purchase doubled
the size of the United States. The purchase not only provided an
outlet for the farm products of the west, enabling the agricultural
goods to be shipped to other areas of the nation with less expense,
but it provided more room for the ever expanding population and
economy of the United States. The French and the Spanish would no
longer be a threat along our western border. Raw materials were
found in abundance, as well as future settlements that would grow
and produce for the young nation. The lands of the Louisiana
Purchase were settled by the 1890s. That period marked, to some
degree, the ending of the frontier in the United States. The
country would now extend from coast to coast.
because it double the size of the usa
The U.S. doubled the size of its territory.
It expanded the United States to the Rocky Mountains
In 1803, the United States paid 15 million dollars for 530 million acres of land. That is 3 cents per acre of land.
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The importance of the Louisiana Purchase cannot be over estimated. It almost doubled the size of the United States. It also removed France from the Continental United States.
The importance of the Louisiana Purchase cannot be over estimated for its importance to the expansion of the United States. Here are some examples of its importance:
A. The "Purchase" in 1803 from France almost doubled the area of the United States; and
B. The Purchase from France effectively moved France out of the
area of the "Continental" USA in North America.
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It roughly doubled the size of the United States and gave us firm control of the Mississippi River, an important transportation source.
it doubled the size of the country
It doubled the size of the United States.
It was important because it doubled the size of the U.S. for a little amount of money. !! Hope this helps..
We have no idea. The only US state that became a state in 1819 was Alabama. It wasn't "purchased", it was part of the Mississippi Territory, which had been claimed by the state of Georgia before being donated to the US government. The state most commonly associated with the word "Purchase" is Louisiana, but a) the Louisiana Purchase occurred in 1804, and b) the state of Louisiana was formed from part of the area involved…
The Louisiana purchase was important to the United States because it gained control of the Mississippi River system and its mouth at New Orleans, so no other nation could ever threaten to close it and destroy our internal trade. It gave the US much more land, which turned out to contain vast and important natural resources. It removed one potential military threat by giving us borders only with the British Empire, to the north and…
The US purchased the Louisiana purchase from the king of France. At first, the president only wanted the port of New Orleans so America could ship goods faster, but the king offered ALL of Lousisiana for a smaller price! This great deal doubled the size of the united states and gave the president the idea of starting the Louis and Clark Expodision.