Spain had ceded the Louisiana Territory to France, and Napoleon, in turn, offloaded it to American diplomats in Paris after the Haitian Revolution Journal of American History, maps the long history of the Louisiana Purchase for the. Today, the series continues with the publication of the first state map, which divided Louisiana into parishes But the tale leading to that point is hardly straightforward After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the territorial legislative. On April 30, 1812, nine years to the day after the Louisiana Purchase agreement, Louisiana, the first of what would become 13 states to be carved from the territory, entered the Union as the 18th state. A little more than 25 years after declaring independence from England But for some meteorologists and weather enthusiasts, a map of the Louisiana Purchase may stand out for another reason tornado alley When comparing the. It did not finish repaying the loan until 1823, by which time the total cost for the Louisiana Purchase had risen to over $23 million 5 The Louisiana negotiations helped put James Monroe in the proverbial poor house After spending three. After the purchase A second film at the exhibits end shows how the map changed as territories and then states 15 of them in the Louisiana Purchase were added to the nation St Louis was at the center of it all, and this. The federal government could hold a voluntary competition to purchase a license. A member of one of Louisianas most prominent political families his father it reminds him of the trailblazers who put the citys sound on the map Im just. In a state that celebrates its old live oak trees, a New Orleans man is searching for bald cypress trees that were standing at the time of the Louisiana Purchase and it is the official state tree after all," said Harvey Stern Stern is a man. THEN In 1816, four years after Louisiana was admitted to the Union, the first official state map used the term "parishes" to denote After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the territorial legislative council divided what would become the.