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  • The Louisiana Purchase

    the acquisition of Louisiana by the United States‚ and the controversies and complications of assimilating this newly acquired territory in our country. The President was Thomas Jefferson. He purchased Louisiana because it was a well coveted territory‚ mostly by the U.S. Not only was it a huge piece of land that could grow Americas size immensely‚ but commerce was huge there. Also tensions were high with France‚ who was seemed to be constantly at war. Jefferson purchased Louisiana to keep France from

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    The Louisiana Purchase is often credited with being one of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest achievements of his first term as president. The territory was bought from France ‚ whose leader at the time was Napoleon Bonaparte. It was not planned for Jefferson to buy it‚ but it was a very good decision considering the circumstances that were given. “Jefferson knew that it was imperative to have access to the city of New Orleans‚ or eventually lose everything beyond the Appalachians”‚ page 178‚ paragraph

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    When the Ends Justify the Means: Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase Author(s): Barry J. Balleck Source: Presidential Studies Quarterly‚ Vol. 22‚ No. 4‚ America’s Bill of Rights‚ Market Economies And Republican Governments (Fall‚ 1992)‚ pp. 679-696 Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27551031 . Accessed: 04/12/2013 19:51 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &

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    Louisiana Purchase On April 30‚ 1803‚ Thomas Jefferson made a treaty with Napoleon of France called the Louisiana Purchase. The purchase included the acquirement of the New Orleans area and 828‚000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River. Jefferson bought this land from France for $15 million dollars‚ with each acre costing about three cents. The Louisiana Purchase was one of Jefferson’s greatest accomplishments because it more than doubled the size of the United States. The land

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  • Louisiana Purchase Analysis

    United States in foreign affairs which was an highly persuasive ideology for presidents after him and the treaties they made with other nations to negotiate specific issues. For instance‚ the Louisiana Purchase was notably: “One of the greatest purchases of land acquisition in the United States”. After the Louisiana territory was seized by Napoleon Bonaparte and his military‚ the American colonists wanted to acquire the port of New Orleans as they sought lucrative economic success from trades‚ and therefore

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    By: joe The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the French province of Louisiana by the United States in 1803. The province stretched from the Mississippi River westward to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico northward to Canada‚ covering an area equal to that of the United States‚ prior to the purchase. Except for the Mississippi River on the east and Canada on the north‚ the boundaries were indefinite. The United States also claimed West Florida between the Mississippi and Perdido

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  • Louisiana Purchase

    successful real estate purchases in United States history. This land purchase with France became known as the Louisiana Purchase‚ and is acknowledged as an enormous accomplishment for President Jefferson. The Louisiana Purchase is a significant event in United States history‚ not only by doubling the size of the United States‚ but by having a considerable effect on the young nation’s foreign and domestic affairs. First‚ to understand the effects of the Louisiana Purchase it is necessary to understand

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    1. Describe the events leading to the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803. Discuss the terms of the treaty and how Jefferson reconciled his strict interpretation of the Constitution with the acquisition of the territory. Before the Louisiana Purchase in 1803‚ the entire Louisiana territory covered what is today known as the Midwest. The purchase of the land was a monumental step in the expansion of the United States. Thomas Jefferson became the 2nd president of the United States

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  • The Louisiana Purchase Facts and Information

    several different methods including the Louisiana purchase of 1803‚ the war of 1812‚ the trail of tears‚ the Mexican cession‚ and the compromise of 1850. Each of which came with its own group of supporters and opponents with different reasons of why or why not. However‚ every debate ultimately led to the United States government’s actions‚ which has shaped the federal policies into what they are today. In 1803‚ Robert Livingston negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with authority from Thomas Jefferson

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  • Controversy in the Louisiana Purchase

    Every school child learns at an early age of the Louisiana Purchase. They learn simply of Thomas Jeffersons great real estate deal that more than doubled the size of the young United States. What they do not learn‚ however‚ is of the intense debate in congress‚ which nearly put the brakes on Jeffersons plan; or of the underhanded financial deals the Jefferson made while congress bickered in order to come up with the funding for the purchase; or of the decisions Jefferson made that seemingly compromised

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