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What did the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis & Clark Expedition accomplish? How did Aaron Burr and the Supreme Court interfere with Jefferson’s otherwise successful first term? The inauguration of Thomas Jefferson as the nation's third president marked a turning point in America. While the Federalists were fading as a political force, he was able to complete the Louisiana Purchase and more than double the size of the United States, expanding west and broadening the horizons for the future of...

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Christian Ruiz Mr. Kelley Period1 14 February 2013 Louisiana Purchase On April 30,1803 the Louisiana territory, which was a third of the land for the new nation we call America, was purchased from France for fifteen million dollars. This helped fund Napoleon’s war against Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson made this decision because Jefferson did not want any other nation ruling in that territory, because Jefferson did not want to feel threatened with natives from the new land and France trying...

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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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Louisiana Purchase I believe that the Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest impacts on American society because of the large amount of land and how it helped our economy. In this report you will see how lucky that the United States is to have obtained this large piece of land from France. Their are many reasons why Napoleon had to sell this large piece of land. Napoleon thought that this land could be a great asset to the French if they knew what to do with it. He didn't...

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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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Louisiana Purchase of 1803: The Key Turning Point

considering the process of the settlement of the West over the whole period, how far can the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 be seen as the key turning point? The war of 1812 was followed by a period of exploration of the West which had been greatly expanded by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The process of expansion was huge and resulted in the original 13 states being 45 states by 1906. As well as the Louisiana Purchase, the Mexican-American War and the Californian Gold Rush of 1848, the Homestead Act of...

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The Louisiana Purchase and National Health Care Reform: Constitutional Challenges and Lessons

The Louisiana Purchase and national health care legislation were two historic events in the history of the United States. Both were huge steps forward for the county in different ways and both raised questions and controversy about the authority of the President of the United States or Congress. For the Louisiana Purchase, those opposed to the purchase and the treaty with France to make it possible for the United States to buy the land, claimed that the Constitution did give the President the authority...

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Examining the Constitutionality of the Louisiana Purchase

Scott Colon Professor Wilkerson American Federal Government 18 January 2013 Examining the Constitutionality of the Louisiana Purchase The acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase caused a political debate of the constitution in the early United States government. There was a difference of opinions between politicians including Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine. Many believed that the provisions outlined in the United States Constitution should be strictly followed, but others believe that the...

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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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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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