How did the Federalists react to the Louisiana Purchase?

Federalists, despite being the party that supported a strong central government, opposed the Louisiana Purchase. It was opposed mostly because President Thomas Jefferson, a Democratic-Republican who supported a strict, or narrow, view of the Constitution, went against his principles of small government and bought the territory anyway. The Federalists used this as fuel against Jefferson and the other Democratic-Republicans in an era where party politics sharply divided the country.