Jefferson’s dilemma in the Louisiana Purchase In April of 1803 Thomas Jefferson was faced with many moral dilemmas in the process of buying the Louisiana territory. Though the price for the territory was beyond generous, Jefferson felt that by purchasing the territory he would be going against his beliefs that the constitution should be followed word for word. The constitution said nothing of the president having the power to purchase land from another government, or to use money of the states for the same purpose (“the moral dilemma”). Another problem was once the land was purchased, there was a fear that it could have been a waste since they had no way to know the layout of the land, and what it would be useful for. What's more
The only problem is the British spent so much during the war that prices needed to rise. Knowing that the subjects of the crown in Europe would not be happy about high taxes after the war the British decided to tax the Colonists in America. The British ruled these taxes as fair because the war was fought over land in America instead of Britain, therefore the Americans should pay the highest amount of the taxes. This did not go well with the Americans. Already agitated by the British Crown and rule taxation was considered theft for a war they didn’t ask for.
Even though he is popular most people don’t recognize his great accomplishment that he actually had. Yes he supervised the Declaration of Independence but that wouldn’t have been able to happen if he hadn’t worked so hard to get the French on the side of the Americans. Seventy-year-old Benjamin Franklin has sailed the passage to France on Reprisal about 7 times and in some cases while he is plagued by psoriasis, gout, and pustules. This does not stop him however in finishing his journey. This fight that he shows lets King George III know how far the Americans are willing to go to get their message of independence globally.
Defeat struck the Aztec Empire in 1521 when Hernan Cortes and his army invaded and conquered Tenochtitlan, bringing the end of the great civilization. Could the Aztecs have done something before, something that could have changed the way the Empire had come to an end? Geography helped in a major way, surrounding the Aztecs with protection from Mt.Popocatepetl and Mt.Iztaccihuatl . The weapons and war strategies that the Aztecs used were very well planned and could have defeated the Spanish. Even so, Montezuma, the emperor of the Aztecs, had to ruin the victory.
Europeans came to the Americas with the goal of enriching themselves through the New World’s resources at the expense of the Native Americans. The Spanish forced Native Americans to “settle at the missions so that they could be more easily controlled and their labor used” and when the natives were rarely permitted to leave the mission to hunt “they would hold family members hostage to ensure that the hunter-gatherers would return” . Furthermore, Europeans have used all possible means to extract wealth from the Americas including legalizing practices such as the “imposition of intolerable tribute burdens on the Indians, the destructive, wasteful exploitation of Indian labor in enterprises like mining and pearl-fishing and in some area a large-scale traffic in Indian slaves” . Clearly, the Spaniards jeopardized the lives of Native Americans to serve their ambitions, as they were forced to work in difficult, often dangerous conditions such as mercury mines without giving them a rest, completely disregarding of their humanity. de Ayala argued “the Indians should not be forced to labor in the mercury mines for a year.
We befriended the Cherokee and a couple other dangerous tribes though in defence of their tactics. In the American war many of the Natives sided with the British to try and defeat the colonists and regain their lands. In this time western Pennsylvania and New York became savage battlegrounds. After the defeat of the British the newly set boundaries for America ensured that their would be more and more
These freed indentured servants encountered problems with the Native Americans because they wanted their land. They then turned to the rich plantation owners for help, but was denied because they themselves had treaties with the Native Americans i.e. trading secret deals. When the free servants did not get the support they wanted from the other rich whites, they retaliated. The main retaliation that moved the plantation owners is known as ‘Bacon’s Rebellion’.
These factors include the cost of purchasing the land, not only in a the physical cost but also a mental state it place on the people of this new founded country. The fact that if Jefferson went through with the purchase of this new expansion territory he would be funding Napoleon Bonaparte, the French ruler who ruled in a dictatorial way, who needed the money to support his army as he tried to conquer England harming people in the process. Additionally, the opinions of his own people differed, all did not agree with the idea of the Louisiana Purchase, some people even believed it to be unconstitutional. Jefferson had to figure all of these factors in when he was making the decision on whether he was going to accept Napoleon’s offer on the land within the Louisiana Territory or whether he had to much to risk within his
France at this time did not consider it a great loss as it was expensive maintain and the Louisiana Territory was nothing more than a swamp that did not yield much benefit. When Napoleon Bonaparte seized control of France in 1799 he looked for world domination. One of the areas on his mind was to retake the Louisiana Territory from Spain. In a secret negotiation and deal with Spain, France re-acquired the Louisiana Territory in 1800. Relatively, the Louisiana Purchase included 828 million
The Americans wanted freedom, the french wanted to eliminate the monarchy. They both wanted to technically revolt against the government. The Americans and the French joined together to fight against the British. Then the French was in debt with the Americans because of the Seven Year War. Both revolutions spurred a strong response from the other nation.
The Louisiana Purchase was one of the many significant events that happened during 1800 through 1812. Other critical incidents also took place, but I chose this one, which happened during 1803, for it’s amazing surprise of us only asking for a small bit of land, but Napoleon instead offering to sell us the Louisiana territory. We purchased the territory, gaining a large amount of mass for this young nation. Of course, that lead to Lewis and Clark exploring the mysterious land, but that’s a different
The island of present-day Santo Domingo and Haiti was originally named Ayiti (meaning mountainous land), by its inhabitants. From 1492 to 1696, Ayiti became Espanola, meaning “Little Spain”. Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who settled the island under Spain, named it after the Spanish crown. When the French took over the western portion of Hispaniola, it was named Saint-Domingue from 1697 to 1803. The Republic of Haiti, or Haiti, has been the official name since 1804.
They can protect us from the French and Natives on this new world. We have fought against these people once, and our troops were not strong enough to hold the French and Natives. The only way we could beat them was with english troops from our homeland. We would have been taken over and could even have died but with Great Britain’s help, we won the war. If we become enemies of our cherished nation, they could annihilate us.
With many losses to secure a stronghold in the provincial Congress the Patriot cause has been at a disadvantage. The Second Session of the Provincial Congress the petition to re-open the courts passed however it is under British rule. The very first act to not be in favor or help the patriot cause. Opening the courts under British rule will make passing laws and creating a new system more difficult. Americans wanting freedom from the British rule must take even more dangerous actions by way of mobs and a large amount of sacrifice the possibility of sending our men and sons to war to enable the Patriots a victory over his Majesty’s tyrannical ways.
In 1812 Britain and France were at war and America was trying to remain in a neutral state. Then it was when Britain began to destroy American merchant ships and arm Indians that America began angry Because of this America decided to declare war against the British. America was correct when they declared war on the British. First of all, the British could have stopped the war starting if they had not destroyed our ships for no reason. When American merchant ships traveled to other countries they were overtaken and destroyed by the British. Citation.