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The American revolution, the British invasion of France, and the Haitian revolution: geographically far apart, but all major reasons behind the purchase of the French Louisiana Territory, later known as the Louisiana Purchase. (Real creative, guys.) Thomas Jefferson bought the parcel of land at a super steep discount—and in one fell swoop doubled the size of the United States and gave us Mardi Gras.
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