Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase "This little event, of France's possessing herself of Louisiana, is the embryo of a tornado which will burst on the countries on both sides of the Atlantic and involve in its effects their highest destinies."  Although Thomas Jefferson was one of our great Presidents I would like to appoint that our country has fought for freedom and land, we all have a dark side, and in my perspective Jefferson’s was slavery. He had great ideas but he wouldn’t let go of his slaves, other countries look over to us and they covet the power we have, for more especially our freedom, as I begin to inform you over Thomas Jefferson and his great achievement I’d like to say that this country is not perfect but most countries do wish they could find ways to take over as they have before and still continue to try and come up with schemes to ruin this powerful country despite of our imperfections. We have to thank our Forebears for their great deeds in achieving distinguished accomplishments. …show more content…
Around the 18th century, France controlled more of the United States than any other European power from New Orleans northeast to the Great Lakes and northwest to modern-day Montana. In 1762, during the French and Indian War France ceded French Louisiana west of the Mississippi River to Spain and in 1763 transferred nearly all of its remaining North American holdings to Great Britain. Spain, no longer a dominant European power, did little to develop Louisiana during the next three decades. In 1796, Spain allied itself with France, leading Britain to use its powerful navy to cut off Spain from
The Federalists opposed the Louisiana Purchase for many practical reasons and not for practical reasons. The document, A said that Federalists thought that American Indians in the area could cause problems and kill some colonists moving into the area. Document A said that the Federalists suspected new states formed in the Louisiana Territory would be Republican. Document A said that the Federalists thought that probably no one would settle there so the land purchased would be useless. Document A said that they(the Federalists) feared that the new national government would be too powerful and thus put at risk individual liberties.
1534 - Jacques Cartier explores the St. Lawrence River, proclaims the sovereignty of France over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 1583 - Newfoundland becomes the first British overseas colony.1600s - Rivalry for fur trade between French, English and Dutch; Europeans take advantage of existing rivalries among indigenous peoples to form alliances. 1608 - Samuel de Champlain establishes a fortified commercial post in Quebec. 1627 - The company of New France is established to govern and to exploit the "New France" - the colonies of France in North America. 1670 - London merchants founded the Hudson Bay Company.
Shirley 1 Name Course Title and Number Professor’s Name Date Our Founding Fathers in American History INTRODUCTION "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation” is a book written by Joseph J. Ellis.
The Federalists opposed the Louisiana Purchase due to political reasons. In document B it states, “The cowardly wretch at their head [Jefferson]”. This quote displays how low the Federalists thought of Jefferson. The document also states, “an infernal pleasure in the utter destruction of his opponents”, showing that Jefferson is thought of as a man with demonic pleasures against the Federalists. Further reasoning is that if they denied him an amendment to buy Louisiana, he would be stuck in a dilemma.
The war of 1812 contributed to the Federalist Party to disappear due to the administrations of Jefferson and Madison. The party transformed from a party of national power to a party of the privilidged. A huge contribution was the Louisiana Purchase and how I grew the size of the US and the three-fifths rule which was an issue, and it was more of a Western problem that it was of a southern issue. There was two main influences that impacted the Federalist Party to end. One was the Embargo Act of 1807 it was damaging to the people which left their lives and havoc and having harsh effects that left many Americans either in bankruptcy, jail , debt ,and even some were unemployed.
This was not Thomas Jefferson’s intention by any means when he went into it. One of Jefferson’s top priorities was to Have control over the port of New Orleans, located at the busy location at the mouth of the Mississippi river. This port was very important to the economy and trade of the United States. HIs first offer for the port (2 million dollars) was turned down. So he went
Intro Paragraph: [Beginning remains the same because there was nothing marked wrong] Finally Jefferson intelligently makes an appeal to Madison’s ethos by reminding him of his previous statements in other works, to remind Madison of what he truly should stand for. Through these devices, Jefferson is able to convey a mood of hope and desire through his words and blueprints of building a more perfect union. First Body Paragraph (Logos and Appeal to Logic): Due to the gravity of the issues that Jefferson brings up in his letter, the first two paragraphs of it are used to strengthen his credibility and ideas by appealing strictly to facts and logic- things that Madison cannot disagree with.
Louisiana is a state in the southern region of the United States enriched with dozens of different cultures. The state is strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Spanish, Native American, Asian and African cultures. Native Americans first inhabited Louisiana in the early 16th-century. It wasn’t until 1528 that the first European explorers visited Louisiana. The first to visit Louisiana was the Spanish, who came on an expedition.
“Done at Madrid, this 11th date of August, 1803,”. When Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe bought the land from France in eighteen o’ three they together changed the lives and cultures of hundreds to thousands of native americans, frenchmen, and even current and future americans by starting land battles and century-long feuds. Along with these bad things they also started some good things like increasing trade, mining, and agriculture. Jefferson and Monroe more than doubled the size of America for the small price of $fifteen million dollars, but also for the larger price of more wars, deaths, and greed on american soil. Some people however still believe that the price of the land was too big of a price to pay for what we received in the end,
After the end of the French and Indian War, the French lost to the British. They then left North American but not without first ceding all of their territories to the British in 1763. Before the end of the war, the British had some relation with the colonists and Natives. The Iroquois tribe and the colonists sided with the British while the Huron tribe sided with the French. In the beginning of the war, France was winning but then there was a turning point for the French.
Fellow countrymen, we have fought long and hard to create a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. Our brave patriots faced both the heat of bullets and the bitter cold of Valley Forge, facing cold and privation for the betterment of the people. Civilians have suffered raids and massacres from marauding redcoats and their Indian allies. After the war, Federalist Adams and his criminals levied taxes and increasingly oppressive on the people - like the British, and will punish any who disagree with their tenets. To protect our liberties, fellow countrymen, support Thomas Jefferson for president.
Also, with the control of the Mississippi river we could now have stronger trade and be able to use the Mississippi river for different things. This evidence supports that it was a very smart move that the United States decided to make the Louisiana Purchase with France. To conclude, the Louisiana Purchase was a very smart move by the United States because this allowed many positive thing to happen. First, it allowed the western country to have peace and prosperity mainly with the Indians and opened a free and valuable market. Second, it doubled the size of the United States making it a bigger and stronger nation.
The American Revolution had an impact on slavery. The Revolution had conflicting Effects on slavery. The northern states abolished the institution outright. In the South, the Revolution severely disturbed slavery, but ultimately white Southerners succeeded in supporting the institution . The Revolution also inspired African-American resistance against slavery.
After the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which ended the Seven Years War between the French and the British as well as all of their allies, the French lost claim to all of their land. The English being the winners of the war claimed the majority, and what they did not seize was given to the Spanish for their support and help in the war. In 1802 France and Spain signed a secret treaty called The Treaty Of Ildefonso. Once the treaty was fulfilled, Spain gave the Louisiana territory back to France (“Background”). Napoleon had interest in Louisiana for the purpose mainly to ship supplies to the French colonies in the Caribbean islands but also as a source of food and trade.
In this transaction with France, signed on April 30, 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million. The United States doubled its size, expanding the nation westward, which it is why this was so important. As the United States had expanded, navigation of the Mississippi River and access to the port of New Orleans had become critical to American commerce. In a Thomas Jefferson letter to Pierre Samuel du Pont, he predicted, and I quote, ”This little event, of France possessing herself of Louisiana, … is the embryo of a tornado which will burst on the countries on both shores of the Atlantic and involve in it’s effects their highest destinies. Jefferson also to wrote U.S. Minister to France Robert Livingston: "every eye in the US. is now fixed on this affair of Louisiana.