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|Who owned the 13 colonies before the United States?
|Great Britain owned the 13 colonies.
|How did the United States obtained the 13 colonies?
|The United States got the 13 colonies by going to war with Great Britain, known as the American Revolution, and then officially getting the land from the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
|Who previously owned the Great Lakes Region and Ohio River Valley?
|France had previously owned it.
|How did the United States obtain the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio River Valley?
|We won the land in the French and Indian War and then officially got the land with the Treaty of Ghent.
|Who owned the Louisiana Purchase before America?
|France previously owned the land.
|How did the United States obtain the Louisiana Purchase?
|Napoleon sold the land to the United States for about $15 million dollars.
|Who previously owned the land known as Florida?
|Spain had previously owned it.
|How did the United States obtain Florida?
|Native Americans were coming in from Florida and attacking American settlements, so General Andrew Jackson went into Florida which Spain owned. The US paid $5 million dollars to Spain to say sorry and they also bought Florida from Spain.
|Who owned the Red River Basin?
|Both America and Great Britain jointly owned it.
|How did America obtain the Red River Basin.
|The Convention of 1818 established a border between Canada and America at the 49 degree latitude.
|Who had previously owned the Texas land known as the Texas Annexation?
|Mexico previously owned the Texas land.
|How did America obtain the Texas land?
|America obtained the land after Texas separated from Mexico and America let Texas be apart of the United States of America after 9 years of questioning it.
|Why did it take so long for America let Texas be apart of the United States?
|It took so long because the United States didn't want Texas to bring war with them.
|What ended up happening after the United States let Texas become a state?
|Mexico still had thought Texas belonged to they thought that America was stealing part of their country so they started the American - Mexican War.
|Who owned the land known as the Gadsden Purchase?
|Mexico owned it.
|How did we get the land known as the Gadsden Purchase?
|We bought it from mexico for about $10 million dollars.
|Who owned the Mexican Cession?
|Mexico owned it.
|How did we officially get the Gadsden Purchase?
|We paid $15 million dollars and signed the Gadsden Treaty.
|Who owned the Oregon Territory?
|Great Britain and America jointly owned it.
|How did we get the Oregon Treaty?
|We outnumbered the British, so the border stayed at 49 latitude and the British got to keep Vancouver.