if I recall correctly, much of the middle of the country was purchased in bulk from France.
yes, it was purchased in 1803, and shortly after the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore what we’d just bought was launched.I think it is called the Louisiana Purchase because Napeoleon the Great needed the cash.
The last state in the L48 was Arizona in 1912. We added Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.
we’re about 3.6 million square miles (4th after Russia, Canada, China) in land area, and 330 million people, 3rd after China and India.
I, uh...looked all that up just now. You know...quarantine boredom.