Thomas Jefferson: A Contentious Patriot

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Thomas Jefferson: A Contentious Patriot
In the mere beginnings of his presidency in 1801, Thomas Jefferson knew he was to live up to the expectations of the American public. Rumors were circulating that Spain would give up control of the strategic ports of New Orleans back to France, Jefferson feared this greatly. Fervently, the idea of Spain giving the ports back to the original owner of the French ensued to become more of a possibility, so with this the President took action which may have caused him more hardships than he could possibly envision.
In the 19th century the reality was French military dictator, Napoleon Bonaparte persisted to be contemplating a plan with the Spanish government, to control the ports of New Orleans once
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Jefferson deifying this philosophy set him up for implications throughout his presidency during the time of purchasing the Louisiana territory, especially since this in a way betrayed his previous political stance.
Jefferson first led the country intensely against a strong federal government, due to his everlasting fear of tyranny he associated himself with the Republican Party. This Founding Father stood a passionate supporter of state rights’, often speaking highly of his Republican values,
“State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against antirepublican [sic] tendencies; the preservation of the General Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad; a … right of election by the people— a mild and safe corrective of
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When Jefferson first acquired the land he resented doubters who insisted he had bought a “howling wilderness” and denied him credit for any good it might bring to the new nation. Furthermore, Jefferson was saved by the return of European war, because with this happening France went into debt, providing Jefferson the chance he took to more than double the size of America. Jefferson under no circumstances, boasted over the success he obtained by pursuing the purchase of the land, which made him a remarkable individual as well as leader of a nation that needed him the

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