Thomas Jefferson's Constitutionality

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Thomas Jefferson was a strict constructionist and the Constitution was silent about acquiring lands from other countries therefore Jefferson saw to approve a constitutional amendment to resolve the issue and satisfy his own interpretational beliefs but the Senate did not agree. For $15 million France offered the U.S. the entire Louisiana territory which was more than 800,000 acres from Louisiana to the Rockies and beyond and the two American ministers sent to negotiate the land deal seized the opportunity but went beyond their mandate of only negotiating for $10 million . While the incorporation of these new lands was a benefit and opportunity for the United States to grow in power and size, Jefferson had still qualms about its constitutionality.
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