Editor says, what if the Louisiana Purchase had caused a major constitutional backlash? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality the Louisiana Purchase encompassed all or part of fifteen current U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. The land purchased contained all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Minnesota that were west of the Mississippi River, most of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, northern Texas, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Continental Divide, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans. In addition, the Purchase contained small portions of land that would eventually become part of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The purchase, which doubled the size of the United States, comprises around twenty-three percent of current U.S. Territory. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.