Negative Effects Of The Louisiana Purchase

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The Louisiana Purchase formed both negative and positive impacts for President Jefferson and the expansion of the United States; dealing with both agricultural and economic reasons. On April 30th, 1803 the United states representatives paid fifteen million dollars to the French for over eight-hundred-twenty-eight-thousand square miles of their territory. This segment of land stretched from the Mississippi river to Rocky Mountains, and also from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. Both negative views of the Louisiana purchase reflected ill on President Jefferson. In the writing of the constitution Jefferson wanted no part, thus validating Thomas Jefferson morally Anti-federalist; creating the republican party. Jefferson posed one subject most, Article I, section 8, clause 18. “To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” In other words, giving the government power to use the national bank to carry out taxation on the United states. Jefferson believed that the constitution held no power. Thus, Jefferson tried to buy the smallest area (mainly New Orleans and most Louisiana) of the Purchase to hold a buffer zone between the United States and France, just as Georgia was the buffer zone between Spain and the United States. He proposed an offer of two million to the French; as they were interested in

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