The Louisiana Purchase: Significant Moral Dilemmas

The Louisiana Purchase posed several significant moral dilemmas for President Thomas Jefferson, among these was not having the power to buy Louisiana. Before Thomas Jefferson was president he campaigned under the program to limit federal power. He felt that the federal government should not have more power than what the constitution granted it. When he became president he only had the power that the constitution allowed him to have. When France offered to sell the whole Louisiana territory, Thomas did not have enough power to make the decision of weather or not to buy the territory. The constitution did not grant him that kind of power. Everyone had to agree to buy the land for he can be able to buy it. Thomas Jefferson knew that if he bought the land it will almost double the size of the Union. He also know that the French were selling that land for a low price. But not everyone agreed with him. Even though he didn 't have the approval of everyone, Thomas Jefferson decided to buy the land. Many people disagreed with Thomas Jefferson over the Louisiana purchase for many reasons. The Federalist Party were the most who disagreed they thought that by buying Louisiana it can lead us …show more content…
People did not know what would happen with the native Americans. The Native Americans were the ones living on that land and had no say in weather or not it should be sold. Now the United States were going to have to deal with them again. Most people did not want to have more problems with the native Americans like they have had before. After the whites encountered the native Americans they would invade Indian land. After some time they started make Indian reservations. Many tribes refused to be moved to these reservations because they did not include their traditional homes and they were some times places along traditional enemies. In some parts they would remove the Indians from the

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