The Louisiana Purchase
-Thomas Jefferson is the President at this time.
-Spain starts out with ownership of Louisiana.
-Purchasing Louisiana added 13 future states.
-Thomas Jefferson tried to maintain a neutral course with foreign affairs.
-America paid 4 cents an acre for Louisiana.
-Jefferson departured from the strict government because he believed that the executive branch had no right to bring power to other territories.
-When the French regained power it threatened to block the american access to the important port of new orleans.
-Blocking of the port was such a threat that jefferson considered changing his traditional foreign policy to an anti-French alliance with the British.
-Jefferson's overall vision he wanted to display was that he took bold action.
-In1812 Louisiana became the first state to join the United States.
-Thomas Jefferson supported a move that appealed strongly to republican farmers by U.S landholdings.
-America purchased Louisiana from the French
-Spain was holding land for U.S but French ruler Napoleon Bonaparte regained Louisiana from Spain.
-Napoleon sold becasue of failure to build a Northern Empire
-Napoleon wanted to keep a headquarters in Louisisana but Toussanit Louverture took control of the whole colony eventully they captured him and sold more land to move to Europe.
-Jefferson assigned an expedition to Meriwether Lewis &William Clark, they left in May of 1804.
-The deal was brought in, in 1803 but also brought controversy
-Federalists critics claimed that the constitution nowhere gave the federal government permission to gain new land.
-The territory consisted from the Mississippi river to the Rocky Mountains, which doubled the size of the united states.
-So much controversial brought the western expansion, which also leaded to thoughts of disunion of the United States.
-The senate passed the Louisiana Purchase and the vote was 26-6.