Thomas Jefferson

Foreign Policies

Louisiana Purchase

When Jefferson learned that Spain had secretly ceded Louisiana to France in 1800, he instructed his ministers to negotiate the purchase of the port of New Orleans and possibly West Florida. To his surprise, Napoleon, needing funds to finance a new European war with England, offered to sell Jefferson most of the land from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.

Looking Up

Thomas Jefferson tried to be just like Washington.


Jefferson said NO to trading with other countries.
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