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    to his status as an educated American. These challenges are even included in our sacred document that is the Declaration of Independence; however, that is an entirely different paper. Perhaps the most difficult dilemma Jefferson faced was the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. In his decision, Jefferson was tasked with doing the right thing for his States, but also possibly contradicting his own beliefs as a result. Before Thomas Jefferson was elected into his first term as president he had become…

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    The Revolution of 1803 In the Revolution of 1803 by Peter S. Onuf the thesis was the events related to the Louisiana Purchase, The territories before the Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson’s Inaugurals speech, and the views of Jefferson on the revolution. The Louisiana Purchase was the purchasing of land from the French. This expanded the United States west ward. “United States acquired 82800 square miles for 15 million dollars,” (91). This took some negotiation. “One thing that the United States…

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    in regards to other nations. George Washington was our first president of the U.S. who established the Proclamation of Neutrality and followed a policy of neutrality. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of U.S. his foreign policy was the Louisiana Purchase. James Monroe was the fourth president of the U.S. his foreign policy was the Monroe Doctrine. An important role of presidents is developing a foreign policy. President George Washington developed a foreign policy of neutrality which…

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    history of the country. Previous to Jefferson becoming president, Spain ceded the Louisiana territory to France. The territory had the potential to double the size of the United States at the time. Now, Jefferson had sent Robert Livingston and James Monroe into France to discuss acquiring New Orleans, but instead find out that Napoleon Bonaparte, in order to finance his war in Europe, was willing to sell all of the Louisiana territory to Jefferson and…

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    Economic: 1790- 1860* In 1790 to 1860, there were plenty of treaties, acts, and battles going on. In 1794, President George Washington sent John Jay to London, to avoid war with Britain. John Jay had to negotiate with the British to remove their forts from the U.S soil, including their troops, and to stop supplying weapons to Indians. This was known as the Jay Treaty. After the negotiation, the British still maintained trading posts on U.S soil and sold firearms to Indians. The British told the…

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    His second campaign for president was won easily in 1816 as a Democratic-Republican candidate, beating Rufus King, a Federalist. In his first term Monroe successfully negotiated the purchase of Florida from Spain for five million dollars. Although the American people saw the rapid expansion of American territory as good, it caused the Panic of 1819. Banks were loaning money they did not have to speculators that wanted to sell land to…

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    In 1803, the United States came into possession of the Louisiana Territory from France, with the Louisiana Purchase. This new territory doubled the size of the United States. Six months before word spread of the Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson requested money and planned for an exploration of the new land he had acquired. The main goal was to map this part of the continent. There were two men…

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    expedition to cross the western portion of America. This expedition was called the Corps of Discovery Expedition, but it is more commonly known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. President Thomas Jefferson ordered the expedition shortly after the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803. Lewis and Clark were to be accompanied by a few select US Army volunteers. Their journey lasted from May 1804 to September 1806. Their main objective was to explore the newly acquired territory, map what they…

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    worries under control and keep everyone focused. This attitude remained because he was a soldier. Being a soldier taught him how to not only respect others, but earn respect. Clark helped our country better itself by leading everyone across the Louisiana Purchase, while setting an example of gratitude and respect for the future. In order to make this entire trip successful, we needed help from Native American tribes. Sacagawea made this possible. Since she was an Indian herself, others…

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    However, despite Jefferson’s opposition towards the powers of the President, while in office, he purchased the Louisiana Territory. This act was a direct contradiction of his beliefs and that of the Democratic-Republicans, meaning there was a driving force Jefferson possessed that led him to purchase the land. While this force could possibly be from the simple bargain of the Louisiana Purchase, it points to a central belief: Manifest Destiny. Jefferson’s vision of the United States stretching…

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