I'm a simple man, I see Ricky, and I upvote.
Funny, but i thought napoleon sold it to fund his war he lost?
@Dephenistrator, That’s one part of it. The other was that Jefferson was worried that if Napoleon had territory in America he might start attacking us if his European attempts started failing. By buying that land, France no longer had a foothold in America
@TriangleTesticles, Alaskan purchase: now we have a foothold in Canada if those French brits ever cause trouble