Louisiana Purchase And Jefferson's Expansion

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The purchasing of the Louisiana Territory promoted Jefferson’s vision for the country because his plans for this nation depended on western expansion as well as access to the international markets for American farmer products. His vision was threatened when France gained control of Louisiana. Napoleon threatened to block American access to the New Orleans port. Napoleon, for a number of reasons, most to do with money, offered the Louisiana territory to the US for a minimal amount. The US now owning the Louisiana territory more than doubled its size overall. So by purchasing the Louisiana Territory and doubling the size of the US, I say this promoted Jefferson’s vision for the country. There were also ways that the Louisiana Purchase went

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