Gadsden Purchase

geographical name

Definition of Gadsden Purchase

tract of land south of the Gila River in present Arizona and New Mexico purchased 1853 by the U.S. from Mexico area 29,640 square miles (77,064 square kilometers)

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“Gadsden Purchase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gadsden%20Purchase. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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