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What was Uncle Sam's biggest real estate deal?

Question #14319. Asked by terri.
Last updated Feb 05 2019.

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The Louisiana Purchase gave the USA about 800,000 square miles of territory for $15,000,000. The other big land deal was the purchase of Alaska (a little less than 600,000 square miles) for $7,200,000. The Louisiana deal seems to be the be the biggest in terms of area. It also works out better in terms of area of land per dollar. And it more or less doubled the area of the country at the time.


Response last updated by gtho4 on Feb 05 2019.
Oct 25 2001, 2:40 PM
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