After Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase in 1803, which had doubled the United States’ size, Americans explored this huge territory in limited numbers. Then the fever of expansion swept through country; Americans believed that their movement westward and southward was destined and ordained by God. Also, the economic factors influenced the country taking in part in Manifest Destiny. In this period of time, Americans were thirst for the land. Americans wanted to claim land for farming and land speculation because it was an important step toward prosperity.
With the activity came in the existence the region was more than doubled and the daunting enemy France eliminated from the North America. The procedure of purchasing the land of Louisiana was one of the major setback which attained by Thomson Jefferson, he was the acting president of the United States of America. Thomas Jefferson by adding Louisiana to the territory of the United States of America, he had made a strong contribution in the lives of the future coming generation of US. He was one of the strong acting chief executive of the state to perform as per the constitution of the country and he also holds up the structure countries approach towards the right. Jefferson is notified as the most favourable president in the past of America, he took initiative and stand on the decisions which proved to be the beneficial for the upcoming lives in the United States of America.
From the years 1800-1850 the nation was full of battles and prosperity. Territorial expansion was a cause in most of the battles, but also gained prosperity for the nation. There were many impacts on national unity between those time periods, but the main impact was territorial expansion. This is true because of the Louisiana Purchase, the purchase of Oregon territory, and the Mexican War. The Louisiana Purchase was the most important event of President Thomas Jefferson's first Administration.
The gold rush caused an increase in immigration that brought more people to the newly flourishing nation, and allowed the west coast to become settled as well as help the economy from the new wealth. The land that was gained in the Louisiana Purchase provided the Great Plains, where pioneers settled and ranching operations were run. Though it sadly pushed away the native tribes who originally lived there, throughout the gilded age the government has tried to return to them their land and rights – and gives them reparations today. All of which provided a basis to the American dream that gave the opportunity for a better life to many people. Towns and economy was... ... middle of paper ... ...ght in big situations, cooperate with other countries and help others out in times of need.
Jefferson defended his role in the creation of the defining document of the United States very proudly but this would not be his last great achievement. One of Thomas Jefferson's finest accomplishments while he was president was the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. This acquisition of land doubled the nation's size and helped fulfil the demands for western expansion, also making the US closer to completing their Manifest Destiny. Jefferson then financed the Lewis and Clark expedition which in turn gave Americans first knowledge of this vast land of rich resources. Jefferson's influence in shaping the country did not stop there for he made several other admirable deeds in his lifetime.
Many Americans would probably say that the Louisiana Purchase was a necessity to the United States of America. That is because it provided America with more land for its growing population. Also, the purchase gave full control to the Americans over the Mississippi River, and Western Florida. This would intern influence trade, and transportation of products would become easier. Also, it is because of this purchase, that the Americans get rid of the French from the American Continent, for if they had not removed French claims, who knows what Napoleon would have done.
The Louisiana purchase was a very significant event in the United States of America that changed the country we live in today. Since, “1762, Spain had owned the territory of Louisiana, between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains” (Office of the Historian). This purchase led to many great things due to the French now having possession over it. Even though the French sold major land in the Louisiana Purchase, the money gained by France and the land acquired by America was a win for both sides of the deal. Many years before the Louisiana purchase was thought of, this land was owned by several Native American tribes which included men and woman.
American expansion shaped the Jacksonian period in a number of ways which included the advancement of technology, by way of slavery, and most importantly through the Indian Removal Act. Although, very diverse, these three aspects are similar in that they all made their mark during the Jacksonian period. Technology and new developments had connected this vast expansion of land being acquired. Slavery had helped acquire these lands because of the labor needed for production. And most importantly, the Indian Removal Act had made a clear statement that American’s were taking over what was rightfully theirs.
﻿Louisiana Purchase I believe that the Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest impacts on American society because of the large amount of land and how it helped our economy. In this report you will see how lucky that the United States is to have obtained this large piece of land from France. Their are many reasons why Napoleon had to sell this large piece of land. Napoleon thought that this land could be a great asset to the French if they knew what to do with it. He didn’t want to sell the Louisiana territory because he still had dreams of having a French empire in America.
Here we encounter the variou... ... middle of paper ... ...ark’s expedition helped chart the Louisiana Purchase and helped provide valuable information which led to the later acquisition of the Oregon Territory. In short, Lewis and Clark helped open the West. Were it not for Jefferson’s daring purchase of the Louisiana Territory, the United States of America would have never become the most blessed and powerful nation on the face of the earth. Jefferson’s vision of an expanding America resulted in one the most influential events in American history. Lewis and Clark’s expedition played a crucial role in the opening of this new and vast western frontier.