The Federalists Opposed The Louisiana Purchase

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The Federalists opposed the Louisiana Purchase because of practical reasons. It increased conflict with American Indians. The Louisiana Purchase was also opposed because of the constitutionality. It was opposed because of the political balance in the new territory. Hamilton states “the territory is not yet populated”. Because Hamilton says this, Hamilton thinks it will be difficult to govern. It also allowed the formation of new states. Hamilton assumed even though the Louisiana Purchase would benefit from new trading opportunities there would be no use for the other land. The formation of new states led to more distinct obstacles. The Louisiana Purchase was opposed because of practical reasons including conflict, the constitutionality, usage

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