You might know that New Orleans as a French city in Louisiana. It was established in 1718.
French has huge territory in America continent, from Canada to Mississippi river to Gulf of Mexico.
Due to some problems to manage territories, include slavery revolution in Haiti, then trigger French authority to sell part of them.
USA government negotiated to buy French territory called as “Louisiana purchase.”
French then sold to the USA in 1803 with price of US$ 15 million for 828,000 square miles area.
It was equal to US$18 per square mile only. Purchasing was considered very cheap on that time.
Purchased regions include 15 new states, they are:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
# To be continued to part 2
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