Louisiana Territory facts for kids
|Territory of Louisiana|
|Organized incorporated territory of the United States|
|Capital city||St. Louis|
|Government||Organized incorporated territory|
|-||Established||July 4 1805|
|-||Renamed Territory of Missouri||June 4 1812|
The Territory of Louisiana or Louisiana Territory was an organized incorporated territory of the United States. It was made from the former Louisiana (New France) on July 4, 1805. It lasted until June 4, 1812, when it was renamed the Missouri Territory.
On March 3, 1805, Congress passed legislation organizing the District of Louisiana into the Louisiana Territory, starting July 4, 1805.
The Territory was governed like how the Indiana Territory was governed.
The capitol of government was in St. Louis.
The first territorial governor was James Wilkinson. He was chosen by President Thomas Jefferson. He also was a Senior Officer of the United States Army while he was governor.
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