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|Territory of Louisiana|
|Organized incorporated territory of the United States|
|Flag of the United States|
|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.
The capitol of government was in St. Louis.
- "An Act further providing for the government of the district of Louisiana". United States Statutes at Large. Eighth Congress, Session II, Chapter 31, March 3, 1805, pg. 331–332. From Library of Congress, A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774–1875. (accessed December 14, 2008)