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The United States of America bought Oklahoma from France in 1803.

 

The United States of America bought Oklahoma from France in 1803.


Under Napoleon Bonaparte, France regained control of the parts of La Louisiane they had previously handed over to Spain through another secret treaty in 1800.

However, France’s control was short-lived, as Bonaparte was forced to sell this territory to the newly formed United States of America in 1803. 

Known today as the Louisiana Purchase, the US gained a mind-blowing 828,000 square miles (2,144,510 square kilometers), which more than doubled the fledgling country’s total land.

This massive swathe of land was partitioned into smaller and smaller territories.Modern-day Oklahoma was first made a part of Louisiana Territory in 1812 (later renamed Missouri Territory), and then Arkansas Territory in 1819.

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