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The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane "Sale of Louisiana") was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 km2) of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana.
18 May 1803 - Napoleonic Wars: The U.K. redeclares war on France after France refuses to withdraw from Dutch territory.
Originally posted by TheLoneArcher
reply to post by Hopechest
I see what you are saying, but why are you so sure that none of the American states at the time would be unwilling to fight alongside the British?