How Did Thomas Jefferson Influence The Louisiana Purchase

1416 Words 6 Pages
Thomas Jefferson who lived from the year 1743 to 1826, was the author of the declaration of independence, the third president of the United States of America and a leading figure in America 's development. He was once the governor of Virginia and later he served as The United States secretary of state, then he became the vice president under John Adams. He moved to become a president for two terms, from 1801 to 1809. During his terms as president, America became a striving nation of small independent farmers, to becoming producers and world merchants and becoming the wealthiest and most influential nation in the world in the 19th century. All acknowledgements to the visualization of Thomas Jefferson who many say is the greatest and most intellectual …show more content…
Though he was not certain about his authority to accept the bargain since the Constitution said nothing about the acquisition of new territory, he was pleased with it and was persuaded by his advisers that his treaty-making power under the Constitution would justify the purchase, and Congress quickly approved the treaty. However, this prompted the federalist to complain that they were going to offer to little money they had for land of which they by that time had in abundance. After sometime, the Louisiana Territory was organized on the general pattern of the Northwest Territory, with the belief that it would be divided into states eventually. By expanding the scope of the country, Jefferson made sure that there would be adequate land for all the white men to have their own small farm and this would guarantee that Americans will continue being independent and honorable because only a small farmer who does not have to depend on the market for anything can actually be liberated and hence, is able to participate in the nation of free men and this eventually led to

Related Documents