U.S. Department of State: A Reference History

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Appendix III
U.S. Territorial Expansion
Territory Date From Whom Nature of Gross Status
Acquired Acquisition Area
(Sq.Mi.)
Continental U.S.
Original Territory 1783 Great Britain Peace Treaty 891,364 Statehood
LouisianaTerritory 1803 France Purchase Treaty 831,321 Statehood
Floridas 1819 Spain Cession Treaty 69,866 Statehood
Texas 1845 Texas Joint 384,958 Statehood
(Independent) Resolution
Oregon Territory 1846 Unoccupied;
resolution of
claims with
Britain Treaty 283,439 Statehood
California and 1848 Mexico Cession Treaty 530,706 Statehood
Southwest
GadsdenTerritory 1853 Mexico Purchase Treaty 29,640 Statehood
CaribbeanTerritories
Puerto Rico 1898 Spain Cession Treaty 3,515 Unincorporated
Panama Canal 1904 Panama Treaty Lease 647 Unincorporated
Zone
Virgin Islands 1917 Denmark Purchase Treaty 132 Unincorporated

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