How Did Thomas Jefferson Change American Culture

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Thomas Jefferson changed the future of the American nation by purchasing the Louisiana Territory, being friendly and popular with the people, and writing the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson’s purchase of the Louisiana Territory changed the United States. In 1803 Jefferson bought the Territory from France. Before Jefferson bought the territory, he tried seven times to acquire the land from France but failed. Once the territory was bought, he immediately got together an exploration team led by Lewis and Clark. They were accompanied by other helpers like sacajawea to navigate and map the land. The reason for their exploration was to find and map a way to the pacific, establish relationships the people in the territory and to learn
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To Jefferson this was his most meaningful contribution to his nation. In 1776 Jefferson was tasked to write the rough draft so that the congress can debate on it. While writing the Declaration of Independence he came up with, “All men are created equal and have the inalienable right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.” His words inspired many other people who help create the declaration of Independence and stand up for what they believe. Everyone was excited to read what he has written and often always agreed with him. Jefferson obviously had a way with words and when to use them. He was proud of himself and what he did for his nation. Jefferson wrote in his biography that this was his most meaningful impact on his society.

Thomas Jefferson’s accomplishments have shaped and moved the American nation into something amazing and great by purchasing the Louisiana Territory, by being friendly and popular with the people, and writing the Declaration of Independence. Purchasing the Louisiana Territory not only gained land the the U.S.A. but also established relationships with the natives that called the Territory home. Being friendly and popular with the common people not only helped
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