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  • American expansion westward into the new lands began immediately, and in 1804 a territorial government was established
  • France ceded French Louisiana west of the Mississippi River to Spain and in 1763 transferred nearly all of its remaining North American holdings to Great Britain.
  • The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane "Sale of Louisiana") was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory (828,000 square miles or 2.14 million km²) by the United States from France in 1803. 
  • The treaty was dated April 30 and signed on May 2.
  • In exchange, the United States acquired the vast domain of Louisiana Territory, some 828,000 square miles of land.
  • In October, the U.S. Senate ratified the purchase, and in December 1803 France transferred authority over the region to the United States.
  • Since the late 1780s, Americans had been moving westward into the Ohio River and Tennessee River valleys, and these settlers were highly dependent on free access to the Mississippi River and the strategic port of New Orleans.
  • In 1796, Spain allied itself with France, leading Britain to use its powerful navy to cut off Spain from America.
  • Spain, no longer a dominant European power, did little to develop Louisiana during the next three decades. 
  • Beginning in the 17th century, France explored the Mississippi River valley and established scattered settlements in the region.
  • By the middle of the 18th century, France controlled more of the present-day United States than any other European power: from New Orleans northeast to the Great Lakes and northwest to modern-day Montana.
  • Beginning of the 17th and middle of 18th centuary.
  • In a letter to U.S. minister to France Robert Livingston (1746-1813), America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), stated, “The day that France takes possession of New Orleans…we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation.”
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