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    The Louisiana Purchase was a land deal in 1803 made between France and the United States that resulted in America expanding further into the New World and doubling their land size. This real estate deal resulted in the mass acquisition of land made under Jefferson’s presidency and later fueled Polk into wanting to expand further through the mid-19th-century idea of Manifest Destiny. This idea, made by John L. O 'Sullivan, was that it is America’s god-given right to expand from the Pacific to the…

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    arguments over the Louisiana purchase and the expansion of slavery in the new territories. The different views of a strict constructionist and a loose constructionist made the Louisiana purchase very difficult for Thomas Jefferson. Likewise, the expansion of slavery into the new territories was a very challenging decision between the Abolitionists and the South. A difference in opinion caused different arguments for expanding slavery and the Louisiana purchase. Many saw the Louisiana purchase…

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    but her founders’ thoughts on how a nation should be run. However, throughout the years 1776-1860, America was strongly influenced by European affairs, especially with the Alien and Sedition Acts. Along with the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Louisiana Purchase and Embargo of 1807 heavily influenced America as well, however, on a smaller level. During 1798, America underwent an extreme makeover when President Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts into law. The Alien and Sedition Acts were…

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    Thomas Jefferson is known by many as the 3rd president of the United States. During the final years of his presidency, he bought a humongous piece of land which was labeled the Louisiana Purchase. That 530 million acres of land led to very impactful moments in american history like: Lewis and Clark’s Expedition in 1804, The Indian Removal Act, The Mexican War, The Trail of Tears, the questioning of slavery within the north, Bleeding Kansas, a decade of the gold rush, and many more. He is the…

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    The westward expansion of the United States began in 1803 when then President Thomas Jefferson completed the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the footprint of the United States. This massive purchase of land covered 828,000 square miles at a cost of just 15 million dollars. (Louisiana Purchase) This massive purchase did not come easily for President Jefferson. Over the history of the United States many factors played into the colonization of the western part of the North American continent.…

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    Thomas Jefferson’s Contribution to the Nation After the revolution, many new opportunities arose throughout the country. Thomas Jefferson was a Virginia born citizen, who engaged in many historical events. Jefferson was an influential figure throughout the nation. Jefferson participated with negotiations with France, as well as succeeding Benjamin Franklin as the minister to France. Jefferson was known for being a very adamant supporter of independence from Great Britain. He also drafted and…

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    controversial and beneficial bargains is the Louisiana Purchase. This bargain occurred back in the 1800s of which the President Thomas Jefferson was able to undertake the deal of the century. This bargain initiated when Jefferson wanted to purchase New Orleans because France was enforcing stricter regulations therefore, making it difficult for American settlers to trade in that particular location. Then Talleyrand proposed “what will you give for the whole Louisiana,” a counter offer that the…

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    research, I am convinced that James Monroe prior to and during his presidency helped the United States grow geographically. Before his presidency, and while Monroe was governor of Virginia, Jefferson sent Monroe and Robert Livingston to negotiate the purchase of the port of New Orleans. I infer that due to the fact that Monroe was the minister to France from 1794 to 1796, Jefferson asked Monroe to negotiate with Napoleon.…

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    Thomas Jefferson was one of the most known influential leaders in the initial development of America. Born on April 13, 1743, Jefferson is recognized as the creator of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the Third President of the United States. During his early life, Jefferson was part of the Continental Congress, Virginia Legislator and governor of Virginia. In addition, he partook the role of Secretary of state, and was elected as vice president under the presidency of John Adams. As…

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    expand to the Pacific border. From the beginning, the country has craved expansion. Through agriculture and new settlements, early expansion was achieved, even if it was just to the Appalachian Mountains. Later expansion was gained through land purchases. Major reasons for this include solving the problem with balancing slave and free states and simply, just to have more land. All of this expansion, even if the early stages were not considered as such, helped to achieve the idea of manifest…

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