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Louisiana Purchase, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishLouisiana Purchase, thethe Louisiana PurchaseLouˌisiana ˈPurchase, the (also the Louisiana Territory)  the area of land which the US bought from France in 1803. It consisted of the land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains and between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. The Louisiana Purchase more than doubled the size of the US.
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