Thomas Jefferson believed that the Louisiana Purchase was constitutional because he felt it was within his power as President to make such a purchase. He based this opinion on a combination of the Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution the precedent of past purchases and a belief that the Constitution was a document of enumerated powers that gave the President certain implied powers.
Ultimately Jefferson believed that the Louisiana Purchase was constitutional because it was within his power as President to make such a purchase. He felt that such a transaction was necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated powers of the Constitution and that the precedent of past purchases established a basis for conducting such a transaction.
The major source of conflict over granting statehood was the slavery question-- would slavery be allowed in the new state?
While the President was important to the purchase of the Louisiana claim from France, it was Congress that approved it and allocated the funds.
President Thomas Jefferson
Vice-President Aaron Burr
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The Louisiana Purchase was done by Thomas Jefferson who was a Democrat-Republican. The Federalist Party thus opposed the move.
King Louis XIV wasn't for the claiming land he couldn't afford so he granted it to a man by the name of M. Crozat.
In Paris by Robert Livingston and James Monroe for the US and Barbe Marbois representing France.
i think the slaves escaped to the new land so their masters would have to look for the slaves in a larger place.
France was in great debt because of the wars they were fighting in Europe at the time and needed money as well as settlers progressing heavily into the area to move away from the crowded east coast. With France's focus on wars in Europe they also knew they couldn't defend it and would probably lose the territory anyways.
Yes. In 1801, concerned about losing the use of the Mississippi River for commerce, Jefferson sought to buy New Orleans from France. Instead, Napoleon offered to sell all French claims to the US, and the sale was ratified in late 1803.
100 years war with Britain i think, i know it was Britain
The purchase was made in 1803.
The eastern border of the United States was still the Atlantic Ocean, but after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the western border wasn't well defined. We bought the place from France, and even the French weren't entirely sure what they were selling, or what we were buying. Nominally, the Louisiana Purchase included all of the land drained by the Mississippi River, so the western border should have been the Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide.
Congress provided money for a team of explorers to study the new land.
There was. Jefferson himself had reservations because he knew the Constitution did not authorize the federal government to buy new territory . People worried about what new states might be formed from the new territory and what effect they might have on the union and whether they would allow slavery. The government had to borrow the money from European bankers and this was a concern. At this time the US already had more land than its people could settle and farm, so borrowing to buy even more was worthy of questioning.
April 30, 1803 is the date that the negotiators signed the purchase treaty in Paris. The US Senate ratified it on October 20, 1803 and the US formally took possession on December 20, 1803.
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The Louisiana Purchase was about the westward expansion of the new United States. It was purchased from France in 1803 and amounted to 800,000 square miles of new land.
Considering the Lewis and Clark expedition, the fact that they were part of a scientific expedition was extremely important, especially during the Age of Enlightenment. The new knowledge they obtained about the Northwest's geography, natural resources, and native inhabitants sparked American interest in the west, and strengthened the nation's claim to the area. It also gave Americans a sense of pride at a time when they badly needed symbols of national triumph. Americans at this time realized that their new nation was still very much divided and relatively weak and Lewis and Clark's adventure offered Americans proof that the men of their nation could accomplish great deeds amidst enormous hardships.
Also spread was the idea of 'Manifest Destiny' as Americans increasingly assumed a continental destiny. This opened many door for poor families to go out and prosper throughout the late nineteenth century. However this also led to many Native Americans and earlier Hispanic settlers to be dispossessed, along with the great number of buffalo that Lewis and Clark themselves saw and were amazed by.
The cast of Louisiana Purchase - 1941 includes: Frank Albertson as Robert Davis, Jr. Kay Aldridge as Louisiana Belle Maxine Ardell as Drum Majorette Joy Barlow as Girl Jester Brooks Benedict as Senator Karin Booth as Louisiana Belle Barbara Britton as Louisiana Belle Jack Chefe as French Chef James Conaty as Senator Catherine Craig as Saleslady Douglas Dean as Fuchsia Man Edgar Dearing as House Detective Harold DeGarro as Man on Stilts Dona Drake as Beatrice Brooke Evans as Louisiana Belle Constant Franke as French Chef Frances Gifford as Salesgirl Albert Godderis as French Chef Blanche Grady as Louisiana Belle Jesse Graves as Club Waiter Lynda Grey as Louisiana Belle Aileen Haley as Lady in Waiting Margaret Hayes as Louisiana Belle John Hiestand as Radio Announcer Bob Hope as Jim Taylor Sheldon Jett as Senator Donald Kerr as Jester Richard Kipling as Club Member Louise La Planche as Louisiana Belle Charles La Torre as Gaston, Waiter Charles Laskey as Danseur Donald MacBride as Capt. Pierre Whitfield Patsy Mace as Girl Jester Sam McDaniel as Sam Victor Moore as Sen. Oliver P. Loganberry Edmund Mortimer as Senator George Nardelli as French Chef Jack Norton as Jester Jetsy Parker as Drum Majorette Emory Parnell as Sam Horowitz, Lawyer Tom Patricola as Cab Driver Jean Phillips as Lady in Green Albert Pollet as French Chef Rebel Randall as Louisiana Belle Keith Richards as Reporter Cyril Ring as Senator Phyllis Ruth as Emmy Lou Floyd Shackelford as Nightclub Doorman Barbara Slater as Louisiana Belle Eleanor Stewart as Louisiana Belle Ruth Swanson as Sailorette Andrew Tombes as Dean Albert Manning Arlyne Varden as Lady in Green Raymond Walburn as Col. Davis Sr. aka Polar Bear Jean Wallace as Louisiana Belle Robert Warwick as Speaker of the House Lillian West as Special Lady Dave Willock as Bellhop William Wright as Ambulance Driver Vera Zorina as Marina Von Minden
The best place to buy these would be at a local antique or collectors shop. To find a list of these shops in your area consult your yellow pages. The stock of these stores is highly variable so calling once a week for stock updates is advised.