Louisiana Purchase of 1803 Illustration

The Louisiana Purchase of 1803

 
 

Even today, the Louisiana Purchase (in 1803) still ranks as one of the best real estate deals in history.

Learn how Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and a firm believer in the Constitution of the United States, managed to (possibly illegally) double the size of the USA with one purchase from a foreign power while serving as the 3rd President of the United States. (Hint - Timing is everything!)

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