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    Was Thomas Jefferson a patriot or a felon? There were many speculations in 1803 on whether Thomas Jefferson’s decision to follow through with the Louisiana Purchase was constitutional. He had a tough decision on his hands, between the ridicule of congress, the American people he led, and along with the deadline the French had given him to make such a decision. The dream of westward expansion and having a successful American life is a dream of the people who came to America on the first ships,…

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    France in what we call the Louisiana Purchase. (1) The Louisiana Purchase is accredited as President Thomas Jefferson’s biggest achievement while in office. It doubled the United States in size, led to the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the Trail of Tears, The Louisiana Purchase is believed to be, by many historians, a result of France not defeating a slave revolution in Haiti as well as preparing for a war with Great Britain. (1) Talks with France to complete the purchase began in early…

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    Thomas Jefferson’s controversial decision to purchase the Louisiana Territory in 1803 was a major event in American History. The land was conquered by France at the time after it was signed over to them by Spain and they were making plans of having a French empire in North America. These plans were soon to take less of importance by the fact that France had been fighting to try and regain power of their valuable colony of Saint Domingue. Around the same time the American government had been…

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    The Louisiana Purchase was the addition of the Louisiana Territory previously owned by France to the United States. This expansion doubled the size of the nation. We also gained a big chunk of land from the Mexican-American War. The new land was divided into many new states which all had citizens with conflicting viewpoints in the issue of the servitude of the black race. In the course of history, little did they knew that our destiny to expand from coast to coast was to manifest in the most…

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    the date of the Louisiana Purchase should be a holiday? The U.S. had nearly doubled because of the territory bought by the government. Imagine all of those people living in Central and Western America. Those people should be thankful for the Louisiana Purchase. Thomas Jefferson was the president at the time who had bought the "New Land". People from the Thirteen colonies immigrated to the new territory and lead them to an adventurous journey moving to the west. In 1803, the purchase was made by…

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    Louisiana Purchase International relations is driven by many things with those things being theories, these theories then for the international events that in turn formed the modern state system that is in place today. The Louisiana Purchase was an even that occurred mainly between France and The United States with some relations with Spain. The Louisiana Purchase and the realist point of view it was completed from was one of the many events that helped formed today’s modern state system. The…

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    The Pros And Cons Of The Louisiana Purchase

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    It was a multi-cultural frontier. According to the purchase agreement in 1803, the inhabitants were given "all the rights, advantages and immunities of citizens" -- and in the meantime were protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property and religion (the Louisiana Purchase). Indians at the time were ignored citizenship. The westward migration was destroying native life and culture. Protestant missionaries urged Indians to adopt European American religious and social practices. There…

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    the Louisiana Purchase, provided the nation with the land to expand into the western portion of the United States and achieved one of the most important factors of the purchase, New Orleans. The Louisiana Purchase caused major controversy in the early 1800’s. Jefferson believed that, for a nation that was for the people, the federal government should not assume it has any power or authority over anything but what the Constitution grants. Jefferson was not legally allowed to make the purchase,…

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    led by Rene’ Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la salle placed a cross at the river's mouth to claim the land. They named it Louisiana.The Louisiana territory was named after the French King Louis XIV. Louis XIV considered Louisiana “useless”, he only wanted the land so that one of his powerful enemies, Britain, could not settle there.( Jaffe.) France claimed the Louisiana territory in the mid - 15th century. (Dictionary of American history .) This was the start of this event. So now that we…

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    up for debate. The Constitution was created to answer most of them, but many problems arose that people had trouble defining constitutional or unconstitutional. One of the major issues was the purchasing of the Louisiana Territory from France. The Louisiana Purchase was a worthwhile purchase for America because of the new resources it brought, it doubled the size of the country, strengthened the relationship with the Native Americans, and gave America control of both sides of the Mississippi…

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