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Loui'sian'a Pur'chase



U.S. Hist.
1. a treaty signed with France in 1803 by which the U.S. purchased for $15,000,000 the land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
2. the land included in this purchase.

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