The Final Piece

$ 10 million for 29,670 square miles of land. That was the result of the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. It was the final sliver of land to be transferred from Mexico to the United States.

Looking at a map, it’s not immediately obvious why the land had value to the United States. The Gadsden Purchase’s

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