RCC Honors History Project

Response to Louisiana Purchase

Posted by jwilhelm21 on December 29, 2009

I’m perturbed my the dilemna the Louisiana Purchase presented in terms of congressional approval and executive power.  While I feel the Lousiana Purchase was a historical event that helped propel the United States towards the status of a world power, I question Thomas Jefferson’s decision to make the purchase without congressional approval.  However, I feel that democracies excel at delaying any definate decision and oftentimes leave two or more parties equally unsatisfied.  I had these thoughts about the Louisiana Purchase because me and Alberto have been having conversation about the advantages of an absolute ruler (which I know is a dirty word to Americans).

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