Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Louisiana Purchase: The Conviction of a Term

During Thomas Jefferson's first term of presidency, he made an extremely significant purchase that became known as the most notable achievement in the year of 1803. This important purchase was named as the "Louisiana Purchase." Desperately in need of money in order to fight the British, the French emperor Napolean sold his Louisiana Territory to Jefferson. Because he bought this enormous piece of land, it resulted in the expansion of U.S. territory.

Although the Louisiana Purchase seemed as if it were a beneficial decision made by Jefferson, while purchasing the land he had his doubts. He initially perceived the purchase as potentially being unconstitutional. However, he felt it was too good of an offer to reject. It seems to me that Jefferson put pleasure before business. Mmmmm.


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